Streetlights Absent: Why women in Nuh villages race against clock every evening

  • | Saturday | 12th January, 2019

In Kherla village in Haryana’s Nuh district, barely an hour away from Gurgaon, young girls and women make sure to reach home before it’s dark. In Malab village, less than 10 km from Kherla, residents complain there isn’t a single street light. AdvertisingEven as teenagers and older men gather near the banks of a small pond in the evening, women remain conspicuous by their absence. Those who don’t start receiving frantic calls from relatives, reminding them that in the absence of streetlights, it’s unsafe for women to be out. The single streetlight erected on one of the roads leading to the village has been non-functional for months.

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