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Indore: Safe streets will make women feel secure

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 - 7:33pm IST | Agency: DNA
Women tells ASP to carry out an extensive publicity of the helpline number

It’s heartening that police was standing just as a mute spectator when recently five girls were manhandled and eve teased  by group of boys in Pipliahana.   

Raising voice against police inactiveness and attitude in the Pipliahana incident, hundreds of women and young college girls on Tuesday demanded safety and security on the streets.

Women and girls from Pipliahana and Musakhedi areas submitted a memorandum to the Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ramji Shrivastava.

Criticising the alleged role of the police in the incident, women shared that they feel unsafe while walking on the road at Pipliahana.

"Boys drive their bikes in full speed and eve teasing cases are also often reported from here, it feels highly unsafe," said housewife Gayatri Mena.

Another girl student Palak Gehlot said, "The girls were assaulted while they were in a moving car, imagine what happens to the ones who usual walk their way". The women also suggested ASP to carry out extensive campaigning work for the already existing helpline number. Leading the protest student leader Varsha Sharma said, "How many of us are aware of 1090 that is the helpline number for women".

She said that in their memorandum, the women have demanded extensive campaigning for this helpline number.

In addition to this, they also have suggested to provide counseling to people involved in daily transport including auto drivers, etc.

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