Shameful: French woman goes naked for shooting videos in Rishikesh’s Laxman Jhula

People seem to be getting clueless and out of mind nowadays. Some don’t even know how to behave properly especially in public places. Sometimes, people cross their limits to do infamous things in broad daylight. Earlier, a young foreign couple is said to have indulged in sexual intercourse, in broad daylight on a Railway platform in New York.

The video spread like widlfire on all social media platforms. The ‘shameless’ couple’s act is deemed contrary to the spirit of human values as they indulged in sex on station platform even as horrified commuters watched in shock. The incident happened somewhere in downtown Manhattan.

In another incident, a  27-year-old French woman has recently been arrested by cops for making a video of herself naked at Rishikesh’s popular Lakshmanjhula over Ganga. The woman was identified as Marie-Helene, police said on Saturday.

However, she has now apologised and denied being completely naked, saying she carried out the stunt to bring attention to sexual harassment.

“She told us she sells bead necklaces online and the shoot was aimed at promoting her business,” said RK Saklani, the local police station chief.

In a statement, Marie-Helene said no one was around when she carried out the stunt, and she did it to raise awareness about sexual harassment in the country.

“I chose to partially uncover on Lakshman Jhula because each time I crossed the bridge I felt I was being harassed… My Indian sisters and fellow female travelers surely have experienced the same,” she wrote.

“The main goal was to help oppressed women in the country to access education and to leave abusive marriages or situations, where there are no other options or help.”

Maybe in France, these things are not considered objectionable,” R.K. Saklani, head of the police station where the woman was taken, told AFP.

“But Rishikesh is a holy place and the Lakshman Jhula is the place where (Hindu gods) Ram, his brother Lakshman and wife Sita crossed the Ganges.”

Police said that she may face charges under India’s internet law with a maximum sentence of three years jail if found guilty. Police have seized her mobile phone as part of the investigation.

“The first thing I want to say is that I am sorry my actions hurt the local community,” Marie-Helene added. “I was lacking awareness on cultural specificities.”

According to Police, stringent action will be taken against her if found guilty. Police said they were alerted after the footage was posted on social media.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.