Ahmedabad: Bad Experience

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I have just returned from 5 months in Ahmedabad. I am sorry to say i will never return to India. In the 5 months i was there I was attacked twice.And by groups of women. The disgusting thing was nobody came to my rescue when it happened in the street near my home. Everybody just stood and watched while they pushed me around and tried to steal my bag. The second attack actually happened at my home. One lady came to the door and when i opened it 4 others jumped out from the side of the house. the tried to force themselves into the house. I was pretty badly bruised and shaken. Again i was shouting for help but nobody bothered.
Needless to say enough was enough and when my husband came home we decided enough was enough and have since retuned home.
I know the majority of people are ok but it is the baddies who spoil it. i found none of the women wanted to speak to me despite efforts to be friendly to them. It really was like being in prison my time there.I was so looking forward to our time ther but not to be.
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most bizarre, your experience!
Last edited by Aishah; Sep 5th, 2008 at 17:20.. Reason: Removing quote..
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Sunshine - this is an awful thing to have happened to you. I read your other post in which you were going to work in Ahmedabad and settle there for a while. I'm really sorry to hear it didn't work out, and am shocked by your story. Were the women known to you, were they local? What was the area like where you were living? And in the time you were there, were you able to get out and about at all, to meet other people? From your post, it sounds very unlikely and a bleak situation.
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Originally Posted by sunshine26 View Post i found none of the women wanted to speak to me despite efforts to be friendly to them.
I was really surprised to hear none of the women were friendly, that's one of the things I like about being here in Delhi. I have not been here long but have spoken to (or communicated with sign language and smiles ) friendly women of all classes. Maybe Ahmedabad is different socially. Did you manage to get out of the house much?

I am guessing that if you were in a small neighbourhood and if a few women decided that making friends with you was not a good idea, you'd have found it hard to "break in".

Anyway, it must have been a horrible and isolating five months for you without being able to speak to your neighbours, I can't imagine what that would be like, no wonder you wanted to leave and I bet you're glad to be back home away from all that.

Edited to add: Eunuchs aren't really that convincing are they? Maybe they're prettier in Ahmedabad!
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Question Ahmedabad: Bad Experience

hey sounds like you were not attacked by women but by the eunchs. People are afraid of them and will not try to help. Could this have been the case. I have lived here 2 years and have had no cases like this. Most all people are very nice to me.
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Sunshine put her post in September, and never returned to answer our comments. I doubt if she's going to come back now, but then I could be mistaken...
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Originally Posted by Haylo View Post Edited to add: Eunuchs aren't really that convincing are they? Maybe they're prettier in Ahmedabad!
They can be very convincing yes, to the point where it takes a second glance to realise. They can be the most feminine guys on the street. Very confusing, until one notices the lack of narrow waist, or some other non-female feature.

I do not see any reason that ghey should have been attacking, though. Their modus operandi is embarrassment, and men are their target rather than women.
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NEVER heard of anything like this happening in Ahmedabad....

robberies yes, but women just harrasing a woman...!!!

would definitely like to know where this happened... Gujjus generally are know to be hospitable people and no offence meant.. but a "foreigner" usually is always novelty value and people ( in the general sense) are usually friendly...

then maybe even if the were Enunchs as Haylo mentioned... have never heard of them terrorising people the way Sunshine mentioned....

feels sad to hear about such stuff
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Originally Posted by Jay_J View Post Then maybe even if they were Enunchs as Haylo mentioned.
That is really wierd, the eunuchs thing wasn't my idea, I edited my post to respond to a previous post about the idea of it being eunuchs, saying surely it would have been obvious - but somehow my post has now appeared first!
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I would say that GJ reminds me of living in a small city in KS(were I am originally from so I can bad mouth it a little). There are "red-necks" and "friendly folks". Many people love to stare but generally most are friendly enough. There are others that look at you with hatred as if something putrid had just been spit up on them. White women are seen as prostitutes by many. In 3 years here I have seen 2 other white people (one was in Ahmd.). I am not sure about Sunshine but I know that since I am white and my husband is Indian we get many dirty looks. This has never been from men, only women. I am not at all suprise that no one interfered when she was calling for help. I have seen the same thing to be true for natives here too. My family has also told me, don't expect that anyone will come if you call for help. They only care about themselves.

Still, I am quite shocked that she was physically attacked and not just once but twice. Quite horrible.

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