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Indian women reclaim freedom with #AintNoCinderella

Varnika Kunda, a woman who works as a DJ in a northern Indian city, was almost raped and kidnapped as she was returning from work late at night.

Women in India are using #AintNoCinderella to challenge regressive curfews. Picture: Twitter/@pantaloonsindia

JOHANNESBURG - Women in India are using social media to challenge threats on their lives.

This comes after Varnika Kunda, a woman who works as a DJ in a northern Indian city, was almost raped and kidnapped as she was returning from work late at night.

When Kunda shared the incident on social media, she was told by many, including politicians, that she shouldn't have been out after midnight.

This sparked a viral hashtag that has seen Indian women posting images of themselves out late at night with the hashtag #AintNoCinderella. The hashtag refers to the story of the Disney princess who was given a 12 am curfew to return from a ball.

Various prominent Indian women have joined the hashtag, with many condemning the regressive utterances of some Indian men.

See some Tweets below:

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