Kajol was in the capital city recently, attending the launch of a book “Women of Pure Wonder”, which chronicles the struggles, survival and ultimate success of sixty extraordinary women, which includes acid-attack survivor Lakshmi who fought for seven years to get the sale of acid at retail outlets regulated.
Talking at the event, the Baazigar star said “Every woman goes through a lot of struggle. To struggle and succeed in today’s world, especially in India, is much tougher for a woman than for a man… The same men, who invoke the goddesses before every important moment of their lives, go on and kill their daughters or beat up their wives. If we want to empower our women, we will have to change the mindset of men,” Kajol said.
She also said the reason for the high number of unreported crimes in the country is the fact that the law enforcement authorities are not gender sensitized.
“Implementation of laws are necessary, but another important aspect is to see whether local police stations are doing their job. In several occasions, we hear that police are not willing to lodge an FIR and ignore the victim’s pleas for help,” said Kajol.