New Delhi: Leaders across the political spectrum on Monday shared their praise for the brave actions of two sisters in the recent sexual harassment case in a public bus in Rohtak, but also voiced their displeasure over the indifference bystanders while the incident was taking place in front of their eyes.
"I respect the bravery with which the girls fought back, but unfortunately no one helped them. This is highly condemnable," Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati said to the media.
Congress leader Kumari Selja agreed with the assessment of the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister, praising the girls for fighting back so bravely.
"It is extremely appreciable that the girls fought back so bravely. On the other hand, it is also unfortunate and condemnable that no one helped the two girls in their fight," she said.
An amateur video footage of Friday's incident in the bus revealed the girls being pushed by alleged eve-teasers after they protested against the obscene language and gestures used against them. The two sisters fought back, even as the co-passengers remained mute spectators.
Three of the accused in the incident have been arrested.