This man passed obscene comments on a girl while 20 others were just listening
It’s almost everyday that we come across a news of eve teasing. With the power of social media, it takes no time for the news to spread, but somehow, many people forget to learn from it. The reason behind passing lewd comments to a girl is far beyond my understanding, but why is there no stopping to this, is something what bothers me.
Jasleen Kaur, a resident from Delhi, faced such incident yesterday. A man on a silver Royal Enfield made obscene comments on her around 8 pm. When she said that she’s clicking his pictures, he had the audacity to say,
Jo kar sakti hai kar le. Complaint karke dikha, fir dekhiyo kya karta hun main
Read her full story here. If you think he deserves to be punished, share this post. It might help her get him punished.
If you have time, go through the comments on this post. Other women are also sharing their stories over here. The part of Jasleen’s story which hit the most was the end, where she said she didn’t want to write his comments, lest Facebook removes her post.
This guy, identified as Sarvjeet Singh (26), has been arrested and booked under Sections 354A (punishment for sexual harassment) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of IPC, said a senior police official. India Today reported, DCP (West) Pushpendra Kumar said that Delhi Police have announced a cash reward of Rs 5,000 for the girl, a final year English literature student.
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief, Swati Maliwal condemned the incident. She said it was shameful that people stood watching and did not come to the girl’s help. She also said,
She went to the police and registered her complaint despite threats. Such cases affect the whole of society and systems. This is not an individual case. We have to see the four pillars of our democracy.
Whenever such cases happen, they affect the pillars, judiciary and police. It is very shameful that 20 peole were standing and watching… that is wrong. Why didn’t they think if she were to be their sister or daughter.
Arvind Kejriwal also tweeted about this incident –
Congratulate @jasleenkaur89 for her bravery. Girls of Delhi should follow her & speak up against such unacceptable acts
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 24, 2015
It’s good to know that the guy got arrested in less than 24 hours. That’s the police of our country! We hope this incident gives a ray of hope to every girl who fears complaining about her molesters.