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Bengaluru woman in Sharjah alleges harassment

Tweet prompts India, UAE governments to rescue her

Authorities in India and the United Arab Emirates sprang into action after a woman from Bengaluru living in Sharjah posted a video on Twitter crying for help alleging physical abuse.

The woman, who was bleeding, alleged that the culprit is her husband who had subjected her to domestic violence and repeated physical assaults. She did not want to stay in the UAE and expressed her wish to return home to India with her children: one is five years old and the other is 17 months old.

She tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi in her tweet. As the post went went viral, the Sharjah police and the Consulate General of India in Dubai rushed to her help.

“A note of what is being shared through social media about the case of an Asian nationality women who was exposed to violence by her husband in the Emirate of Sharjah, the case was dealt with by the competent authorities,” said the Sharjah police in a tweet.

The Consulate General of India in Dubai also took to social media to announce that the woman is safe. “We met the victim today and are in regular touch with her. We have called her husband to the consulate tomorrow and understand that local authorities are already questioning him. We will provide all possible help to her,” the Consulate General of India, Dubai tweeted on Wednesday.

According to a Khaleej Times report, the woman's husband has been arrested. The newspaper reported that they spoke to the woman over the phone after her husband’s arrest.

“I want to thank Twitter and all those who messaged me and supported me. I am relieved my husband is in police custody now. All these years, I suffered abuse, humiliation and violence in my marriage. Now, not any more,” the newspaper quoted her as saying.

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Printable version | Jul 7, 2020 6:47:50 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/bengaluru-woman-in-sharjah-alleges-harassment/article29966089.ece

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