Letter written by a Bollywood actress and former television host appealing to India's "most powerful men" to help stop rape has gone viral.
Shenaz Treasurywala's letter is addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, top Bollywood stars, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar,stars Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and businessman Anil Ambani.
It describes instances of harassment she and others have faced in Mumbai.
The letter came after an Uber taxi driver was accused of raping a passenger in the capital, Delhi. The 27-year-old woman had used the Uber smartphone app to book a taxi home on Friday night but said she was taken to a secluded area and raped. The driver of the web-based taxi service has been arrested and remanded in custody.
Shenaz was well known as anchor in MTV program, & has worked in half a dozen Bollywood films, including in Delhi Belly, Ishq Vishq , Hum Tum and Luv Ka The End. She also acted in the American soap One Life to Live.
Shenaz Treasurywala's addresses "Dear Narendra Modi, [Bollywood superstar] Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, [stars] Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and [businessman] Anil Ambani" because "you are the most powerful and influential men in the country".
Shenaz says when a woman is groped or assaulted it is "not her shame", but it is the shame of the "men in our country".
Shenaz Treasurywala's writes "The men are not just the rapists and the sexual offenders and gropers but also our fathers, uncles, brothers, movie stars, cricketers and politicians for not saving us or protecting us by insisting and protesting for the laws to change and rapists and gropers to be punished severely."
Insisting that the safety of women is the "number one issue" in India, Shenaz appeals to the prime minister to "fix this before anything else".
"What good are all your speeches in the US or Japan or Australia - Narendra Modi, if no woman can walk freely in the streets even in broad daylight by herself in the capital of our country. Isn't this a shame? Shame on you sir," she writes.
The letter has been covered extensively by the Indian media and shared extensively on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, with many like praising her.