From a Correspondent
New Delhi, March 11: Even as the Centre was able to stop the screening of controversial documentary "India's Daughter" across the country, Union Home Ministry was not able to stop crime against northeastern girls in the tiol capital. As many as 11 girls, hailing from the land locked region, came under attack in different areas of Delhi during the last 48-hours.
Police sources said that a girl from Mizoram was physically assaulted by unidentified assailants when she protested eve teasing at RK Puram in South Delhi. No one has been arrested till the filling of this report. Police has registered a case in this connection. In another instance, five NE girls were eve teased by MNC staff at Lodhi Colony area. Police have, however, arrested all the culprits.
These incidents have once again exposed that girls from northeast are still vulnerable in the tiol capital inspite of taking several precautiory measures by the law enforcing agencies. Interestingly, government on Wednesday has announced to setup investigative units for crime against women (IUCAW) in most crime prone districts of every states.
Informing this in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said that the units would be setup on 50:50 cost sharing basis. "Since Police is a State subject under Constitution of India, all States/UTs including the State of Madhya Pradesh, have been given the liberty to choose appropriate location for setting up of IUCAW within their State. No specific location in any State has been earmarked by the Ministry of Home Affairs," he said.