Stop disrespecting women, urges Amitabh Bachchan

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan feels sad with the increasing number of atrocities against women and says that such acts need immediate attention as women are born to live free.

Published: 06th March 2013 01:40 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th March 2013 01:40 PM   |  A+A-

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By IANS

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan feels sad with the increasing number of atrocities against women and says that such acts need immediate attention as women are born to live free.

"Stop this disrespect! Measure the presence of women in our existence with required dignity! Protect them that fall unfortunate victims to savage inhuman intent and stand tough against them who raise their hands to defile them," the 70-year-old posted on his blog srbachchan.tumblr.com.

"Despite great awareness ideals that have taken space and demonstration among the society, the atrocities continue with abandon. Great introspection needs to be done to fathom the reason and the continuous disregard for all that should be looked upon as an evil.

"I will not agree with the reasoning that such incidents happen all over the world or whether the statistics favour another region or not. I am interested in why it is happening at all," he further added.

With International Women's Day falling Friday, Big B also supports Breakthrough's latest campaign.

"8 March, I will be doing my bit to make the world a safer place for women. What's your promise? Ring the bell," he posted.

"Supporting Breakthrough's latest campaign. Will ring the bell for a world where women feel safe, free, and secure. One million men make one million promises to end violence against women this year. What's yours? There is a cause that needs support. There is a call that needs attention. And there is a heart that needs to be heard," he further posted.

An international campaign launched in 2008, Breakthrough calls on men and boys to take a stand against domestic violence. The campaign seeks to reduce domestic violence and to highlight the role male fraternity can play in reducing violence.

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