What do you know about India? How about its capital? The area of India is 3,287,590km2, its capital city is New Delhi. How about its population? According to the data in 2006, the population is 1,095,351,995.
To be honest, India is one of the most unsafe countries for women. There are number of rape cases, it is one of the most shocking case in this country. If you plan to visit India, I think you should be ready and stay safe. Here are some tips, you should follow these to stay safe in this awkward country.
1. Lock Your Doors
In order to keep you safe, you need to lock your door all the times. Make sure that never let awkward people inside. Why need to lock the door all the times? Well, there have been cases of women being raped by people who pretended to be deliverymen. That’s why you are suggest to lock your door.
2. “Two is Better than One”
Why two is better than one in India? Two in this case, it doesn’t mean really two but it means a group of people (2 people or more). If you are a woman and you want to hang out in this dangerous country, you need to hang out in groups. Do not walk in empty roads, especially when it is dark. A woman who hang out alone is an easy target for bad people. But if your friends or family members are too busy, they cannot accompany you, you better take busy roads to walk. By doing this, you can avoid from trouble. However; I still don’t suggest you to walk alone, please go in groups. It’s a better choice!
3. Pepper Spray
You might had heard pepper spray or electric guns in some movies or dramas, you can use either one to protect yourself. In India, you are suggest to use pepper spray because it is effective in warding off attacks. If you don’t have one with you and you are planning to travel out alone after dark, use this spray because it is helpful. If you are in trouble, spray this spray into those people’s eyes. Make sure that you have to run for your life after spray!
4. Public Transportation
In Delhi, you are suggest to take public transportation as metro. And in Mumbai, you should use local trains. The crowd in these metros and local trains ensure that you don’t get into trouble. Even it seems like it is safer than using other transportation, but some bad people might still try to slide up next to you or touch you inappropriately. So, move away if it happens. What you need to know about this public transportation, please do not use these at night, especially if there are not so many people. It means that some of bad male people, they act like they are passengers. And when you are alone, you are in their trap. You will be rapped. The better way of transportation at night, you should call a private cab or a trusted family member to pick you up.
5. Dress Well
I bet you already known that if you dress too sexy, it can lead to sexual harassment. In India, you cannot dress sexily as you wish in public. Before you step out of your house, you need to be ready and cover up your body well. So, it’s important to not dress too reveal. To do this, it can avoid from rape case. Not all the places are unsafe but there are a few places that you can wear revealing like school campus. How do I define of revealing dress in school campus? I mean you can wear miniskirt in you school, this is the safest place to wear sexily. All in all, most of places in India are not safe. Be careful how you dress because if you don’t dress well, something might happen unexpectedly.
6. When the Sun no Longer Shines, Don’t Go Out
Some other countries, women are allow to go out at night. Those places can be night club, night market, concert, cinema etc. Women also have their own rights. But it is absolutely upset when you realize that India is not the right place for women to go out when the sun no longer shines. According to Delhi police, all women must back home by 8pm. Yeah, it’s true. Police officer claims that it is better to get back while the sun is still shining than to get into trouble after dark. Why? Because there are many cases related to women get raped after sunset. To those women who really want to travel at night or after dark, please travel in a group.
Self-defense is needed in India. Indian women take self-defense class, it sounds pretty cool. Karate and Judo are the most popular options in this case. When you are about to attacked, use self-defense. Let’s see, how those gangsters react to your talent. If you think that you cannot prevent yourself well or their friends are so many, the best way is to run as fast as you can. Don’t forget to shout for help too!