Today’s dynamic girls are always ready to work at any time and any place. But for that, they should always be prepared to protect themselves from the outside world. The working professional women may have to travel long distance for their work at any time, maybe late at night as well. They need to go out of the station and stay there for a couple of days or week. They need to travel alone or maybe with a male colleague. The recent years have never been so safe for working women anywhere in India. Neither male counterparts are safe, nor the taxi or auto drivers. So what should you do for self-defence?
Frankly, if you are well-trained marshal art performer, you can handle their physical harassment better compare to normal girls. So what a not-trained, not-so-strong girl can help her self in some strange situations? Imagine if you are alone in the Lift of any high rise building with a stranger at late night, what will you do? The best you can do is using your smartness. When you enter the lift and you want to go, suppose, to the 13th floor, press all the buttons of the lift so that lift will stop at each floor. This will prevent a stranger to harass you.
What you should do when you are alone at home and a stranger attacks you?
Immediately run in the kitchen. You know where you have kept red chili powder, turmeric powder, knives, and glass plates. These are the best weapons that are always available with you when you are at home. If you can’t do anything, throw all of these things on that person and start shouting at the top of your voice. Remember, your shouting will be your first approachable weapon if you are living in an apartment, as the person will be afraid of being caught by someone.
When you are traveling alone by Auto or Cab at night?
At the time of sitting in the cab or auto, make sure to give your vehicle’s number to your friend or relative over the phone in the language which is understandable by that driver. While traveling you keep on talking on the telephone with someone, if not, pretend that you are talking with someone and also informing where you are and on which route you are heading so that driver cannot dare to take you at that unsafe place.
What if a cab/auto driver takes you to the route, where you don’t have to go and you think that it will create a problem for you.
At that time with the help of your purse belt or dupatta snatch his neck which will make him helpless. If you don’t have dupatta or belt then don’t worry, snatch his shirt’s collar and it will do the same job and that will give you the time to run away.
If someone is running behind you late night?
Get into someone’s home or shop. If shops are not open then rush to an ATM, as ATMs have cc tv cameras which will capture the culprit’s photo and this kind of people are not ready to bear such things.
We cannot wait for police to come and save us immediately in any such worst situation. This is all about our own self how well we can defend. Don’t stop your growth by being afraid of someone. Live your professional life ‘bindaas’. Better learn self-defence and move forward!