This blog post on The India Uncut Blog about Groping Indians made me laugh, and left me feeling just as incredulous as its writer. The reason? The advice given to foreign tourists in Bharatonline's India Travel Tips Section regarding how to deal with over-friendly strangers in India. It reads:
"Usually, foreigners are subjected to groping by particularly the Indian men. It is harmless. Just ignore such people and enjoy your trip. Avoid any sort of confrontation, and totally drop the idea of a physical altercation. Indians frown upon the idea of violence and physical fighting is usually a last resort".
As Amit Varma says in his blog post, the advice makes groping out to almost be a cultural characteristic, like eating with your hands. It's obviously written by an Indian man who thinks it's normal and acceptable to go around groping foreigners!
Unfortunately, many women do get groped in India. However, such an action shouldn't be tolerated. Amit goes on to advise that you should take the opposite course of action, and in fact the locals will most likely support you and not the groper.
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