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A woman journalist in Delhi faced sexist comments while she was riding an Uber cab. The incident took place on Tuesday (March 19).
Amrita Das, who took the Uber cab with her husband, alleged that the Uber driver misbehaved with her.
Tweeting about the incident Amrita Das wrote on her account, “Rude and creepy driver. I demand action. First he refused to turn on the air conditioner, then says, garmi lag rhi hai to aage meri godi me baith jao (If you are feeling hot then come and sit on my lap). He also ended the trip, moments after starting to drive and forced me out. This is when I was with my husband.”
@Uber_Delhi @Uber @Uber_Support rude and creepy driver. I demand action. First he refused to turn on ac then says garmi lag rahi hai to age mere godi me baith jao. He also ended trip moments after starting to drive and forced me out. This is when I was with husband. @DelhiPolice pic.twitter.com/qE40ib3B5d
— Amrita D (@amritadas) March 19, 2019
Soon after the tweet, Uber support responded to her and said, “We’re so sorry to hear about this. Our team has recently responded via email. Please reply if you have additional questions.”
However, Twitteratis had shown mixed response to the woman journalist’s post. Some demanded immediate action from the Delhi Police. But some of the Twitteratis supported the Uber driver and alleged that the woman journalist could be lying about the whole incident.
Here are some tweets:
This is serious. No response from @DelhiPolice @DelhiTrafficPol ?
Don't hesitate in filing a police complaint. @Uber_Support Do you not verify drivers' credentials before hiring? @Uppolice and @uptrafficpolice also need to look into the matter, since the car has no. plate of UP
— Half Expert (@akul_nishant) March 19, 2019
What is the proof ? You may be rude to this hard working driver. Indians are usually bad to the people who give service to them. Uber do ask for proof because Indians are mostly liars
— Hardik Londiya (@Hardikpandyaaa) March 19, 2019