New Delhi: In a major revelation, Anoushka Shankar, daughter of legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar on Tuesday said that she suffered sexual and emotional abuse for several years during her teenage.

Speaking at launching of a website, Anoushka said, "As a child I suffered sexual and emotional abuse for several years at the hands of a man who my parents trusted implicitly. Growing up, like most women I know, I suffered various forms of groping, touching, verbal abuse and other things I didn't know how to deal with."

In the wake of the Delhi gang rape, the 31-year-old sitarist has thrown her weight behind an online campaign demanding an end to crime against women. She has invited one billion women via website Change.org, to join hands against sexual abuse of women.
    
Anoushka, who lives in London, also said "As a woman I find I am frequently living in fear. Afraid to walk alone at night, afraid to answer a man who asks for the time... and enough is enough.”

(JPN/Agencies)

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