Women safety in India has become a matter of huge concern. The cases of a 26-year-old veterinary doctor from Hyderabad has set off shock waves. There is definitely an increase in the number of crimes against women which has led to concerns regarding women safety in India.
So, the UK government has issued a safety advisory for its women who are travelling to the country. The basis of the advisory is to exercise caution when travelling in India. No matter if you are in a group or solo, there is an utmost need to stay alert at all times.
The advisory titles ‘India Travel Advice’ posted on November 19, 2019.
What does it say?
“If you’re the victim of abuse call 100 for police assistance or 1091 or 1096 if you’re the victim of sexual harassment,” it added.
According to the advisory, if a British national is sexually assaulted in India, they need to know their rights. It needs to be dealt with by a female police officer, which many are not aware of.
Here are a few of the key pointers from the best travel agents in London so that you can be cautious while you are travelling:
- Be cautious, but don’t be nervous.
- Do your research
- Dress conservatively
- Carry a mobile phone
- Find other like-minded travellers
- Do not travel late at night alone, even for a walk
- Keep all the emergency numbers handy
- Pick reputed hotels & homestays
- Avoid taking selfies
- Learn a few local words
- Don’t compromise on your safety to save money
Sounds too overwhelming? These are just a few precautions meant to protect you in the off chance that something nasty happens. Have a good time. Most Indians are welcoming, chatty, and happy to share their life stories. Be open, but don’t be naive. Go for it, ladies!