I wanted to cry to sweep away all the frustration collected inside of me. My heart, it pumped really hard when I had this intuition that something bad is going to happen today. I walked out of my house and had reached Rajiv Chowk metro station. You know how crowded it is!
While I was on my way walking towards the ladies coach, I saw huge crowd coming and so I stood at a corner. This man who was coming with the crowd was walking straight and he gave no sign for me to doubt. But as he came closer and was just crossing me, he lifted his left elbow hitting my chest. I was surprised not because how could a man do so, but because he showed no sign before hand and I wasn’t ready to push him back. He just walked by leaving me with blank expressions but I couldn’t let him go like that…no way but I wasn’t sure if it was intentional or not, but i couldn’t let him go!!
I punched him on his back and screamed, ‘kya batamizi hai’? He didn’t even turn back which made me sure there is something creepy. I punched him hard on his back and he didn’t even turn back, how is that possible but I was still not sure…but how could I let him go? My soul didn’t allow me. I was filled with anger. I held his collar and pulled him towards me, he didn’t move. I pulled him harder and turned him towards me and asked him again,’kya batamizi hai’? He gave me those blank expressions and started looking here and there for somebody and then he finally looked at me and said ‘kya hua’? I screamed louder,’ ‘batau main tujhe, kya hua’? The crowd at Rajiv Chowk gathered around and asked me ‘kya hua’? I was still not sure what this man did was intentional or not? So I decided to walk away.
I wanted to hit him harder and make him realize, he just cannot tease a girl like that but the thoughts that came in my mind were terribly insane. I thought, had he not done this intentionally, he would take revenge from some other girl, some other day. I was terrified by this thought and I chose not to behave selfishly. I have been thinking about it since morning and feel I should have slapped him and punched him more. I realize what he did was intentional. Had it not been intentional, he wouldn’t behave this way. His expressions and gestures showed he was at fault. But I had already left the place and I cried hard after leaving and collected all that frustration in my heart. I could not stop thinking of that man the whole day and finally I realized ,’it’s good that I raised my voice against the incident, but had I been sure, I would have hit that guy really really hard.’
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: This article is written by Ishita Kapoor. Ishita sees her passion in writing and hopes to change the world by not only giving them their piece of mind, but also receiving their opinion and then judging what’s correct. She is also the Co – Founder of Respect Women and an initiator in making people get their voices heard.