Actress Yashma Gill recalls her encounter with police

By: News Desk      Published: 12:01 PM, 27 Aug, 2020
Actress Yashma Gill recalls her encounter with police

Television actress Yashma Gill has opened up about an unfortunate incident that happened due to an encounter with police.

In a series of tweets, she discussed her experience and said: “Disclaimer, I am not generalizing this experience on every policeman. I have had a lot of policemen to help me and my friends before. But this is something I wanted to share, as it needs to be talked about. So that those policemen who indulge in such acts, be stopped.” Gill said.

According to Gill, she and her friends were allegedly stopped by policemen under the pretence of ‘women being prohibited to wander on the streets late at night, by law.’

“This one time I was taking a drop home by a female friend of mine literally five minutes away from her house. All of a sudden, we were stopped by the police and told that apparently some bill had been passed. That all females found doing awaragardi (wandering) late at night will be arrested,” she said.

Adding on she said, “We were then asked to step out of our car for checking. To this, we acted reluctantly as we both were in our PJs without any chaddar to cover ourselves. We didn’t want to be standing out on the road late at night with so many policemen surrounding us.”

Upon showing resistance the policemen in question threatened to handcuff them after which the actress and her friend locked the doors, closed the windows, and called their parents and other friends.

She concluded saying: “We were lucky enough to have another friend arrived, right before they had almost put us in their van. And as apparently the head amongst them at that time was of the same caste as my friend so they decided to let us go. I mean so much for what?” she said.