Each year brings in new hope, new expectations and a wish that may be it will change the ‘sick’ and horrific incidents towards women. Bengaluru topped headlines for the alleged mass molestation incident that occurred on New Years eve at MG Road, where thousands of revellers were out to celebrate the New Year.
Reports surfaced about dozens of moral police and eve teasers taking to the roads to harrass and molest women on the streets. MG Road and Brigade road had reportedly assigned around 1500 police personnel for the safety of women and partygoers. Nevertheless, many victims came out to witness that none of the cops were present when the incident occurred. The photojournalists present at the site, published pictures and videos of the shameful incident.
Bangalore Mirror reported that their photojournalists were present at the location. It said they were, “first-hand witnesses to the brazen, mass molestation of women.”
ANI reported G. Parameshwara, the Home Minister of Karnataka brushed the incident and said,”[On] events like new year’s … there are women who are harassed or treated badly.These kinds of things do happen. They tried to copy the westerners, not only in their mindset but even in their dressing.”
The Bengaluru police confirmed there were no FIRS, which again brings us back to the point on why women refrain from lodging complaints. One look on social media will tell us why women don’t go forward. Thousands of keyboard warriors took to social media to judge, offend and ridicule the women who consumed alcohol and wore ‘skimpy’ clothes to the New Years party. There are hundreds of such comments, however, check out some of them:
As 2017 begins, this incident has highlighted how these molesters aren’t the only ones who are out there to assault women, but behind closed doors there are millions of others in the country who leave no chance in blaming the women for molestation.
We hope the the incident is investigated and the guilty are charged!