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Society and civic sense

Published May 13, 2013 03:20am

I WAS on my way back home from my professional college in a rickshaw with a friend of mine.

After dropping my friend at her home the rickshaw driver refused to go any further saying that he had accepted a too low amount.

My friend and I tried to convince him but in vain. Just then I realised that we were at a bus stop and many male persons had started gathering around the rickshaw blocking our way.

Many rickshaws were going past us with less than an inch distance even though they had plenty of road to drive on and we had none to back away to.

This behaviour of the people shocked me. Our society seems to have no respect for women. Standing in the way of a woman when she’s in trouble is another way of disrespect.

I did not ask anyone for help but they could have at least not blocked my way.

SIDRA USMANI Karachi