It is no secret that the safety of women in our society is in a dire state, and how often harassment takes place on the streets. Another appalling incident has come to light from Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi where a group of women from the North East narrated an incident of eve-teasing and racial abuse that happened to them.
The chairperson of DCW (Delhi Commission of Women) shared the video online and issued a notice to the Delhi Police.
Came across a shameful video on social media wherein some women from the North East have alleged that a group of men have racially and sexually harassed them and asked, "Tumhara rate kya hai". This is a very very serious matter, issuing Notice to Delhi Police to register FIR. pic.twitter.com/EpqCAxJDVh
— Swati Maliwal (@SwatiJaiHind) July 21, 2021
As per a report in Yahoo News, the women from Darjeeling revealed that they were returning from a pub at around 10 PM when a couple of men allegedly asked them ‘Rate kya hai?”. The girls stood up to them questioned the harassers on their grave slut-shaming and racism, asking them why they spoke to them in such a vile manner.
Many people were infuriated at the incident and shared their responses online:
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This is so sad . Why there is discrimination In our society for our ppl. We are talking about racism and we oppose them but what happen to us when we r doing to others. This is a act of shame and should be taken seriously by the authorities. File a fir and put them in jail
— Daljeet Singh (@Daljeet18078965) July 21, 2021
I’ve few NE female friends, and they face it almost every single day😠
They are really the sweetest, free souls; who just live BINDAAS as anyone would hv in any European countries, US etc.
I feel more accepted in US; than a NE ppl feel accepted in his/her own country!
— #HateGodiMedia💙🇮🇳 (@common_man_01) July 21, 2021
Mindset of petty indians. Harass your countrymen just bcoz they look different. The love and respect i recieved at Nagaland, is beyond words. Need to stop such haraszment
— debashis sahani (@deb4modisha) July 21, 2021
Delhi isn’t safe again!😑
Hope nothing bad like Nirbhaya happen again!😑
Delhi govt and center govt should act now and make Delhi safe again!🙏
— shankar sharma🇮🇳 (@shankar131994) July 21, 2021
In the latest development, the Delhi Police has registered an FIR under IPC section 509 and has started an investigation through local informers, CCTV footage, and inquiry of the restaurant owner, TOI reports.
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