Raveena Tan­don con­cerned about kids’ safety

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Shreya Mukher­jee shreya.mukher­jee@hin­dus­tan­times.com

When it comes to voic­ing her opin­ion ac­tor Raveena Tan­don

(above) never thinks twice. The ac­tor is con­cerned about women’s safety in In­dia. Be­ing a mother of three daugh­ters, Raveena finds it scary how rape isn’t age­bound in the coun­try — no one is spared, from a kid to an older fe­male. “Crime against women isn’t age­bound. That is a se­ri­ous con­cern. I don’t think any of the kids are safe. So we would have to cre­ate a safe en­vi­ron­ment for them. What irks me fur­ther is the way our min­is­ters, who are sup­posed to take a strong stand, end up do­ing things that in a way en­cour­age crime,” she says.

Raveena is the am­bas­sador of the Delhi-based NGO that works on women’s is­sues, and she re­cently met the Delhi gan­grape vic­tim Jy­oti Singh’s mother Asha Devi and spent time with her. Talk­ing about the in­ter­ac­tion Raveena says, “She said that af­ter the ini­tial sup­port from politi­cians and other groups, peo­ple for­got about the in­ci­dent. They also let go of the bru­tal at­tacker. She feels the jus­tice sys­tem has failed her,” she adds.

Crime against women isn’t age­bound in In­dia. I don’t think any of the kids are safe RAVEENA TAN­DON, AC­TOR

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