Ukrainian women topless Protest against Indian Embassy

January 21, 2012 00:04
Ukrainian women topless Protest against Indian Embassy

On Wednesday January 18 in Ukrainian capital Kiev a four female activists related to a women's group performed a toppless protest on the balcony of the Indian embassy.

As the four female activists were very angry opposite to Indian government who are thinking out to stop young women from Ukrainian,Russian and Kazakh coming to India for sex tourism and sex business.

The four topless activists who were incompletely covered with apparel in Indian clothes, As they climbed the Indian embassy’s balcony with the help of ladder with opened banners saying that we "Ukrainians are not prostitutes", "Delhi, close your brothels," and "We command regret."

The protesters waved Indian flags and knocked on the embassy’s doors and windows – until detained by security guards and taken away by the police.

The demo was sparked after the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs ordered its embassies to take extra care checking visa applications from women aged 15-40, who are blamed for the country’s prostitution boom.

The four female protesters who are related to an activist group FEMEN.As FEMEN’s blog says that by issuing such an order, India has gravely insulted the women of Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan.

"Indian prostitution is directly connected with impunity of the country’s criminal business," the blog states. "Blaming it on women is a shame for the heirs of such a rich and old culture."

The FEMEN movement made its name by carrying out politically-motivated naked protests at home in Ukraine and in countries throughout Europe, including the Vatican.

The activists regularly protest against such issues as the sexual exploitation of women, "patriarchal propaganda of sex inequality," and restrictions on abortions. They also supported a sexual assault cases against former IMF head Dominique Strass-Kahn and former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi.

Not all of their demonstrations ended peacefully. In December 2011, three Ukrainian FEMEN activists protesting in Minsk against Belarus’ long-ruling president were kidnapped by Belarusian KGB officers. The protesters said the officers threatened them with knives, cut their hair and then left the women alone and naked in the woods.

As the Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice denied to list activist group FEMEN as an authorized political movement, demanding its situation was revolutionary.

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