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Dia Mirza recalls the time when she was stalked in Hyderabad

A woman with a strong voice, Dia Mirza has time and again taken up social causes. She even suggests viable solutions. From environment conservation to safety of animals, Dia has constantly been working towards creating awareness about these issues. 

In a recent interview, she was asked about the biggest concern in the country, the safety of women. Saying that it was not only about laws and regulations, Dia said, “It is much more, with its long and firm roots in the mindsets and in the play of patriarchy. The manifestations of violence can take as horrific a turn as rape. It renders me speechless to hear how young children also fall prey to the most heinous violence and violation.” 


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She recalled the time when she was stalked saying, “When I was younger, back home in Hyderabad, I faced a stalker. I confronted him and asked him his name. That moment, the boy didn’t have an answer. One should never ignore or be afraid of reporting or calling out a harasser. There is no shame in doing so. It empowers us with the ability to address the problem and more often than not, data indicates that it makes a big difference. The harassment does stop.”