A video which has gone viral in social media in which a Girl thrashed a boy when he asked her phone no.
Eve teasing and molestation are problems that women all over the world, especially in India, grapple with everyday. Often, many women are unaware of the laws and regulations that give them protection against such acts. Here are some of the key legal sections dealing with sexual offences against women that all women must know about.
India is facing a major problem of eve teasing in schools and colleges.
Of the more than 256,000 violent crimes reported last year, almost 90 per cent involved female victims. The number of rape cases doubled between 1990 and 2008, although that may in part reflect more frequent reporting.
In any society, attitudes and behaviour towards women are connected, in a seamless continuum of thought and action. So it is telling that what many Indian men commonly indulge is dismissively called “Eve-teasing”. Behind this harmless-sounding term lurks the pervasive and sinister notion that it is acceptable to make lewd remarks, brush against women in public and even overtly grope them – or worse. There is no “teasing” in it, and lower-caste women are often the targets. In a number of cases, including one reported this week, women have killed themselves after being harassed.
India is not alone in confronting this problem. Countries in this region and across the world are grappling with antiquated gender biases and the social issues associated with rapid urbanisation. But this recent case, in which a woman and her male companion were horribly assaulted, is far too familiar to many Indians.