Bangalore sexual attacks: Punish culprits within 3 months, says Aamir

The superstar was speaking at the launch of the second edition of the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup.

Keyur Seta

The incidents of sexual harassment in Bangalore on New Year’s Eve have shocked and angered citizens across India and raised serious concerns about women's safety in Indian cities.

Superstar Aamir Khan, whose latest film, Dangal, makes a strong statement on women's empowerment, spoke on the issue at length at the launch of the second edition of Satyamev Jayate Water Cup. Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was also present.

Khan said, “Whatever happened in Bangalore is very sad. We feel bad and ashamed to see such incidents taking place in our country. Governments from every state should take steps against such incidents. This has to be a continuous process. I don’t think there can be a one-time solution.”

Khan said that if law enforcement becomes tougher and the judiciary works fast, such incidents can be averted. “If such an incident takes place in America, the case is closed within 2-3 months and the guilty are punished. When this starts happening here, there will be a bigger change,” he said.

He highlighted the importance of instilling fear in the culprits. “Those who indulge in such activities know they won’t face much harm. When we have continuous examples of cases being closed within 2-3 months and the culprits going behind bars, the situation will change. There will be fear,” he said.