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Women's safety everyone's responsibility: Farhan Akhtar

Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who has started an online campaign "Men against Rape and Discrimination" (MARD), says the responsibility to create a safer environment for women lies not just with the government, but with every citiz

Thursday, April 25, 2013 | 5:39:19 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who has started an online campaign "Men against Rape and Discrimination" (MARD), says the responsibility to create a safer environment for women lies not just with the government, but with every citizen.

"If we say that it's only the police's job and we only sit at home and play victim and keep watching what is happening, then that's wrong. At an individual level we should try and bring about a change," the 39-year-old said here Wednesday on the sets of Indian Premier League (IPL) show "Extraaa Innings".

"The responsibility can't just lie on the government servants, as citizens it is our responsibility as well," added the "Rock On!!" actor, who came to promote MARD on the show.

The director of films like "Dil Chahta Hai" and "Don - The Chase Begins", says such campaigns will continue till things change.

"My demand is same as yours that the society should be safer for everyone - girls, women or small girls. They should never be scared about going out, they should never feel that they are considered less. So these things should change. Till that doesn't happen, we will have to fight this war," Farhan, a father of two daughters.

He is using IPL as a platform to spread awareness among the people about his campaign MARD and will be distributing fake moustaches, a symbol of his campaign, among the audiences at the April 26 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab to be played at Eden Gardens.


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Posted on: 26 April 2013 at 11:48pm
This is why I love him
He's one actor who not only says but does what he says too.

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Posted on: 25 April 2013 at 6:32pm
Love him for starting the MARD campaign <3 Thank you so much really appreciate it

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Posted on: 25 April 2013 at 2:47pm
Highly appreciate your effort.. Hope lot other will join you..

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Posted on: 25 April 2013 at 9:40am
Excellent work Mr. Farhan...kudos to men like you who seek safety for the girl...

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Posted on: 25 April 2013 at 9:06am
Good Job Farahan...he's doing something! Admirable!! Keep it up

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Posted on: 25 April 2013 at 7:25am
A very very nice effort Mr.Farhan Aktar. I really admire this guy and with this work/effort he really has risen in my eyes. Wish men in India stop being cowards and be the real MARD.

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