Video of a woman vegetable seller protesting in English in Indore has gone viral on social media. The woman, who claims to be a PhD holder, is protesting against municipal authorities for removing her pushcart.
The video of a woman vegetable seller speaking fluently in English while protesting against municipal authorities in Indore has gone viral on social media. The woman, Raisa Ansari, claims that she holds a PhD (Doctor Of Philosophy) in Material Science from Indore’s Devi Ahilya University.
She has alleged that the municipal corporation removed her pushcart which she used to sell vegetables. Speaking in fluent English, she said that vegetable vendors were being harassed by municipal officers.
A Twitter user @Howzzda_Josh tweeted the video saying, “Nowadays uneducated people are joining politics & educated ones R selling fruits & vegetables. Indore’s “PhD” Vegetable Seller’s Protest In English goes Viral !!”
Nowadays uneducated people are joining politics & educated ones R selling fruits & vegetables. Indore's "PhD" Vegetable Seller's Protest In English goes Viral !! pic.twitter.com/W8thIRTBKC— The Thinking Ape🙈 (@Howzzda_Josh) July 23, 2020
When asked about her education, she said she had been a research scholar.
In a viral video, she says that the repeated curbs at Indore’s markets because of the coronavirus pandemic have left the fruit and vegetable sellers penniless.
“At times, one side of the market is closed, the second one is shut by the administration; and there are hardly any buyers. What we are supposed to feed our families. I am selling fruits and vegetables here. People standing here are my family and friends. There are more than 20 members in the family. How will they survive? How they will earn? There is no rush on the stall but still, these officials keep telling us to run away,” she says.
Asked why she didn’t opt for a better job, Raisa Ansari said she didn’t get one.
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