Among all the talks about women’s safety in India, megastar Amitabh Bachchan who happens to be the UN ambassador for the Girl Child asked for ‘respect of equality’ for women.
On Friday, Amitabh Bachchan posted on his blog, “Women power! Women must have the respect of equality…they are the stronger beings…when they prosper, society prospers, mankind (and I use this word specifically to address the menfolk, as opposed to womenkind in other references) can and shall only exist with them, not without.”
He posted this on the night of the festival Holi. He mentioned about ‘Lathmar Holi’ which is practiced in many northern stated.
The 72-year-old actor further wrote, “In many parts of the Northern States – UP and Rajasthan – the day invites women to abuse and beat the men, in the special HOLI termed ‘Lath Holi’. ‘Lath’ is a stick or a wooden column, or stave…a ‘danda’ that the women use to beat the men with, a flagellation of sorts…and the men must bear it all without any retaliation. It is the day reserved for the womenfolk…to pay back as it were, to secure themselves in the abandon of authority and sublimation.”
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