Sara Ali Khan stepped out along with her good friend Sharmin Sehgal’s final weekend and a video of her getting into the plush restaurant on the town went viral for all of the flawed causes. Netizens claimed Sara inappropriately touched the security guard as she entered the restaurant and a social media debate erupted over the identical. While some social media customers criticised the actress for touching the guard in an inebriated state, others argued it was unintentional and that ingesting isn’t a crime in India.

While ETimes doesn’t assist trolling of any sort, nor can we be certain of the reality of this matter, the incident does convey to mild the necessity for laws protecting males. We all know if a drunk man brushed in opposition to a girl, he would have hell to pay (imprisonment and effective) if she selected to lodge a grievance in opposition to him. But, if what’s being mentioned of Sara had been true, would the person — in this case the security guard — have had any right to protest? Does the legislation safeguard a man’s dignity in opposition to molestation? Is there even a factor reminiscent of molestation in the context of a man? Shocking as it’s, it appears no. A person underneath identical circumstances has no recourse to legislation!

Advocate Ali Kaashif Khan tells ETimes that the prevailing laws within the nation solely safeguard girls in opposition to such incidents. “There can’t be any molestation grievance in opposition to a girl by a man, since molestation phrase in legislation is majorly integrated for the safety of girls. And most significantly there needs to be prima facie motive and intention for alleging such an act on anybody. There’s no legislation in existence as such, nonetheless, if the lady fails to show her case she might be prosecuted underneath part 340 CrPC for perjury. In the current video, there exist no such components, nor the security guard has reacted to it by any means,” he says.

Reacting to insinuations on Sara after the video surfaced online, Advocate Rizwan Siddiquee states that the video can’t be handled as admissible proof earlier than any Court or legislation enforcement companies, both to say consumption of any narcotic substance, or bodily touching the male security guard, attracting molestation fees or every other Section of Indian Penal Code, or every other law laid down by the Statute. “Such insinuations made using the circulation of movies would as an alternative appeal to felony defamation fees in opposition to the particular person,” he mentioned.

When requested if we want laws to guard the dignity of males additionally, Khan provides, “We don’t have any such legislation as of now because the legislation in our nation believes extra in protecting girls since many ladies have confronted harassment, torture, torment, rape since ages. But nowadays, there are various circumstances the place girls are misusing laws in opposition to males.”

Actor Vipul Roy is a robust supporter of equal rights for all and has been very vocal about it. While he finds nothing flawed with the incident, he does emphasise the necessity for legislation that treats males, girls and the third gender equally. “Is Sara searching for consideration from this security guard? Or is teasing him giving her a completely different excessive? I see none of these, she did not do it intentionally. Having mentioned that, I additionally strongly assist equality in legislation for males, girls and the third gender,” he says.

One of the photographers current outdoors the restaurant shares his account of the situation of anonymity. He says that Sara had unintentionally touched the guard when getting into and she or he didn’t seem drunk both. “The incident has been blown out of proportion,” he says. Another photographer says, “Yes Sara was drunk — all of us spoke about how drunk and unsteady she was, and she or he did throw out a hand to assist herself and her hand virtually brushed in opposition to the guard, however she did not truly contact him.”

Strangely all feedback on social media by those that consider that Sara inappropriately touched the guard, indicates that he would have been glad and flattered. How unfair! Why is it assumed that any man could be glad if an unusual girl touches him? As a colleague says, “Men too worth their privateness and area, and feel as soiled by an undesirable contact as any girl would. Ask any man!” While we regularly speak about girls’ empowerment, society can’t be empowered except the principles for women and men are equal.

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