I've changed the title of this post thrice because I refuse to dilute
sexual harassment and assaults by calling it
eve-teasing -- sounds frivolous and trivialises crimes against
India in the 21'st century is definitely unsafe for women, even if
she is accompanied by a
man and nobody seems to care
enough about public sexual
harassment to act on it. I've had to warn many female (and male) friends
visiting India to NOT travel alone or even in groups of 4-5 women as they dont
know the local language and without men in their group its inviting trouble.
Saying that about your country sucks big time.
On Monday after a protest was held
outside the police commissioner's office, Shankar
Bidari, the police commissioner of Bangalore said :
"Bangalore people are so cultured people they will never tolerate any
indignity, harassment or assault on women. Even without police and without
government, the dignity of women in Bangalore city is perfectly safe and
I wish !! One of the women who was attacked describes her ordeal
this article, its deeply disturbing that the PC who is responsible for the safety of the city's citizens has
trivialized the issue with insensitive press statements but didnt
Minister Dr V S Acharya and District In-Charge Minister J Krishna Palemar
called the pub attack and MLA’s daughter’s abduction as ‘small and common’
incidents and scream at the media reporter to "not waste his time with
silly incidents" ?!
There was a photograph of the Police
Commissioner (check out "After hrs" last page of Bangalore edition of DNA
newspaper dated 2009mar05) calmly enjoying the Mysore Maharaja's birthday bash
on Tuesday at Palace Grounds Palace because :
None of the women noted the assailants bike numbers, hence NOTHING can be
WRONG, Mr. Bidari, Bengaluru is not safe......
INDIA is not safe for women. I can narrate my experiences too
BUT do you even want to listen to women like Archana and others who were
Join us :
Women in Bangalore are facing serious violence and attacks - for wearing jeans,
going out in the streets, fighting back the moral police etc and we need to
stop these attacks. This is a letter to the police commissioner/home
minister/press release regarding the recent attacks on women in
Endorse the petition at : http://www.petitiononline.com/petition.html
FRI, Mar06 :
Please come to ALF [Phone : 080-2286 5757] on Friday anytime between 2-6pm to
make posters for the protest at the DGP'S office on saturday.. Charts and
colours will be provided but feel free to bring your own and you can bring
money you would like to contribute. Alternative Law Forum, 122/4 Infantry Road,
(opposite Infantry Wedding House), Bangalore 560001, (nearest bus stop-
1. Gather at Nrupathunga Road at 15:30. (Parking available at YMCA, DG's
office compound, etc.) Stand on either side of the road, outside DG-IG's
office, holding placards, silently.
2. Either the DG-IG comes out at 16:30 collects the memorandum and addresses
the audience, or a small representative group goes in to his office when called
and present the memorandum.
3. If the latter, then the representatives will address the gathering, when
they come out.
4. Gathering shall disperse at 17:30.
0. On Sunday 2009March08, International Women's Day,members of the group and
other citizens will walk down various prominent roads of the city. Its called
"Take Back the Night Walk
" and is
being held by women to reclaim our lawful right to be safe at night across
India. It starts at Indiranagar, Ulsoor and the other two places where the
women were attacked
1. At 18:00, people will gather at the five locations as designated by the area
coordinators. They will interact with the audience (in as many languages
as possible), and spread awareness about the various goals of the Fearless
Karnataka campaign. This will involve spreading of information flyers
and testimonials, conducting bystander polls, and other such forms of
interaction with the people on the streets. This can go on till 20:00.
(Volunteers for poster-sticking will do so around this time.)
2. At 21:00, people gather at the designated spot in Majestic, bringing along
with them necessities such as food, water, and community spirit. There
will be further performances, video projections (if possible), songs, and other
such activities there.
3. This will go on till 23:00, when people will disperse in their vehicles
(pooling as much as possible), in public transport, tempos (which are currently
being investigated), etc.
[updated, from FKNK]