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Badminton star P V Sindhu comes out in support of #MeToo movement

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World number 3 shuttler P. V. Sindhu on Wednesday hailed the people who had the courage to expose and speak out against those tormenters who sought sexual favours from their colleagues.
 
"I am very happy that people have come forward and spoken about it. I respect it," Sindhu said on the sidelines of a Vodafone event where the company launched a women-specific service, "Sakhi".
 
Asked if she ever faced such situation or was aware of any such incident in her sport, the Rio Olympic silver medallist replied, "Well I don't know about seniors and coaches. As far as I am concerned, it's been fine and good for me."
 
The mediapersons were more keen to seek Sindhu’s reaction on another badminton player Jwala Gutta ‘s comments on Tuesday, in which she, without giving any names, alleged mental harassment by a coach, but the star shuttler side-stepped that issue.
 
Praising the features of the "Sakhi" service, Sindhu said: "It's a great initiative. I appreciate it. When we talk about women, they are scared to go out at night or work late in the night, or chase their dreams, in any way, it's a good thing that Vodafone Sakhi has come up with in any moment of emergency."
 
"Now there have been a lot of changes in the country. We women should be brave enough, we can achieve our dreams and shouldn't be scared of anything," she added.
 
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