Caging roadside romeos
Muzaffargar in Uttar Pradesh has little patience with eve-teasing. It was one such spark which ignited the horrific commul riots in 2013. The town paid a heavy price — the violence claiming over 60 lives and displacing at least 50 thousand people, with the army forced to step in and restore order. Anxious to prevent recurrence of such deadly incidents, the Muzaffargar district magistrate has recently ordered the police to set up cages in sensitive areas, particularly near schools and colleges for girls. Any eve-teaser caught will be put inside the cages called ‘Majnu pinjaras’, to be exposed and shamed before the public. Warnings have been issued that complaints about eve-teasing will be dealt with strictly. Teams of policemen are on the prowl to b roadside romeos with misguided ideas about ‘boys will be boys’. Meanwhile Delhi police too is trying to arrest the rising graph of crimes against women in the capital, by literally teaching eve-teasers a ‘lesson’. As part of its ‘Operation Shishtachar’, Delhi police is drafting religious leaders, social workers and psychologists to hold counselling sessions. Brahma Kumaris and Jain munis are admonishing arrested eve-teasers about the importance of respecting women. Psychologists are making the romeos ect eve-teasing skits where they themselves ect both the male and female parts. Parents are encouraged to attend these sessions so that their wards get to feel the shame of their misdeeds.