Indian president daughter Sharmistha exposed sexually harass
President Pranab Mukherjee’s daughter Sharmistha, a Congress member, has exposed a man’s bid to sexually harass her on Facebook by posting screenshots of the explicit messages he sent her. The alleged harasser, whose profile S identifies him as Partha Mandal, used the social networking site’s messaging service to send the messages, all in Bengali.
Sharmistha has registered a complaint with Face book, and also filed a complaint with the Delhi Police cyber cell. Police officers said they would register an FIR under the IT Act. In her FB post, shared on Saturday, Sharmistha wrote: “This pervert Partha Mandal is sending me dirty sexual messages. My 1st reaction was to ignore & block him. But then I thought the silence wud en courage him to find other victims… I strongly feel such ppl shd be publicly exposed & humiliated.”
She later told TOI, “It is not just me -thousands of women face similar harassments every day . I don’t want the cops to do it (punish the accused) specially for me just because I am the President’s daughter. I want to fight against this harassment like any other woman in the country, who cannot approach the police fearing stigma.”