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Old 27th February 2009, 10:11   #16
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Guys I have stayed 6 years in Chennai and somehow I have felt that there can be no other safer place for ladies anywhere. I think people in chennai show good respect for ladies. What you have told is terrible.

The Women help line cell will take severe action on this, moreover this is a case of a well known college and the morons are not students but some workers ... Dude call them and take some serious actions .. By doing this we can show the culprits that they cant take anything/anyone for granted ..
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Nikhil,

Kindly ask the students to call this helpline and report the incident. Rest assured!

Women's Helpline - SAIDAPET - 044 - 24330571

Please send me a PM if you need any help further on this!

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these are construction workers (high probability that they are non-natives) and not influential people.Request the cops to keep it anonymous and there should be no recurrence. Else, who knows what will happen tomorrow?
nitrous is right. In most probability, they are non-natives and not influential - so need for your friend to worry about repercussions.

Your friends need to report this to the cops so that this does not recur and other women are not affected. It is their responsibility to report this. Make them understand this.
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Actually, this disclaimer was not required.
I agree.

Nikhil, anybody in a similar situation can call the police helpline or walk up to any policeman if this happens in Chennai.
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I'm trying my level best to convince them to report this without involving names.

My friends are hesitant because the girl doesnt want others to know of the incident. She is probably in shock and feeling very violated. I told them they dont need to involve her but generally say something happened to a girl. But they are saying "No, she will not like it".

I am like, what the hell!! So what if she doesnt like it? It is not like she owns the rights to the incident and others cant talk abt it without her permission. I can understand if she doesnt want others to know that SHE was the girl, but the incident needs to be highlighted.

LEt's see. I'm trying my best to persuade my friends to do something regarding this.
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Nikhil:
You can call up the police and mention that you were a witness to an assault on a girl.
You can say you don't know the girl and were unable to take action because of whatever reason.
It is important you do this. This is to prevent those lowlifes thinking they can get away with it and repeating the crime.

I remember long back a rowdy element was arrested in Chennai. Routine investigation showed that he used to molest girls at the beach. Young couples sitting alone were his target. No one complained as they were afraid of society blaming them.

Eve Teasing is taken very seriously in Chennai and is not tolerated.

Any cops or relatives of cops on this forum.
Please send Nikhil a PM if you don't want to come in the open board.
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Old 27th February 2009, 15:26   #22
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I know of 2 specific cases which was was equally or more disgusting:

1. My wife's sister studied in Anna univ and her room mate had gone to the bathroom around 8 pm. Few mins later she got this feeling that somebody is watching her and she turns towards the window / ventillaor to see one guy sitting on the tree branch and watching her. She started screaming and this guy had the guts to tell her that she can continue bathing and he will not do anything but watch. Hearing her screams other girls came and by that time he jumped down and ran off.

2. The ladies hostel verandah faces the sprawling grounds of Anna univ and there is a stadium as well. I have heard some guys (including univ students) would go and sit in the stadium during nights with binaculor...

All this happened in 1997-98 and I am not surprised that perverted minds are using advanced technology to do these acts.
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Nikhil:
You can call up the police and mention that you were a witness to an assault on a girl.
You can say you don't know the girl and were unable to take action because of whatever reason.
It is important you do this. This is to prevent those lowlifes thinking they can get away with it and repeating the crime.

I remember long back a rowdy element was arrested in Chennai. Routine investigation showed that he used to molest girls at the beach. Young couples sitting alone were his target. No one complained as they were afraid of society blaming them.

Eve Teasing is taken very seriously in Chennai and is not tolerated.

Any cops or relatives of cops on this forum.
Please send Nikhil a PM if you don't want to come in the open board.
I was not a witness. So, I cannot say anything. Maybe I can ask one of my friends to do it.

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I know of 2 specific cases which was was equally or more disgusting:

1. My wife's sister studied in Anna univ and her room mate had gone to the bathroom around 8 pm. Few mins later she got this feeling that somebody is watching her and she turns towards the window / ventillaor to see one guy sitting on the tree branch and watching her. She started screaming and this guy had the guts to tell her that she can continue bathing and he will not do anything but watch. Hearing her screams other girls came and by that time he jumped down and ran off.

2. The ladies hostel verandah faces the sprawling grounds of Anna univ and there is a stadium as well. I have heard some guys (including univ students) would go and sit in the stadium during nights with binaculor...

All this happened in 1997-98 and I am not surprised that perverted minds are using advanced technology to do these acts.
That is horrible indeed! Disgusting isnt even the word!
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Old 27th February 2009, 16:26   #24
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Eve Teasing is taken very seriously in Chennai and is not tolerated.
Very true. I havent seen any other city where i have lived in which there are flying squads to control the menace. I remember it had something to do with a tragic case a few years back. Dont remember the name of the case and the victim, though.

Nikhil, ask your friends to call up, and report the issue without disclosing any names, saying the victim is unknown to them. i am sure there will be action taken.

Somewhat off-topic: I remember the scene in the Tamil movie 'Khaka Khaka' in which the cop (Surya) takes the victim to the assaulter and asks her to retaliate, under his supervision. If only people learnt to understand the good points from movies, and the message they try to convey, instead of assimilating the negatives alone.
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Actually MSE is kinda secluded location wise. The security out there is not very keen and anybody can walk in and walk out of there.
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I have a different take on this. It is ridiculous that these people don't have the courage to even make a complaint. This is what I would tell these victims - If we are silent to such behavior, we deserve being violated.

There are no excuses here.

One such incident happened to someone very very close to me. The boys who did this could not be traced. If I knew where they can be found, I would not complain to the cops. I would have definitely done something to them, which would have changed their view on women for good.

Another incident I remember is when I was in college in Hyderabad. There was a drunk, middle aged man, groping a girl in a crowded bus. We were about 5 friends in the bus. We did the right thing I felt. When we were done, he was curled up like a prawn, on the floor of the bus.

Go ahead, Nikhil, encourage them to do the right thing, albeit a little tactfully.
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I remember it had something to do with a tragic case a few years back. Dont remember the name of the case and the victim, though.
+1 to that.
It was the Sarikha shah case and since then these squads are really on a overdrive.
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I have a different take on this. It is ridiculous that these people don't have the courage to even make a complaint. This is what I would tell these victims - If we are silent to such behavior, we deserve being violated.
This happened when I was doing my 1st year engineering in coimbatore - On holi day a guy from my college groped her batch-mate in the name of applying holi powder. The girl was horrified and shocked to do anything. The next day many guys were talking about this incident and how gutsy this guy was and how he enjoyed and what not. The girl became an object of fantasy.

What did this girl do to deserve this? Sometimes people can be worse than what we think they are capable of.
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This happened when I was doing my 1st year engineering in coimbatore - On holi day a guy from my college groped her batch-mate in the name of applying holi powder. The girl was horrified and shocked to do anything. The next day many guys were talking about this incident and how gutsy this guy was and how he enjoyed and what not. The girl became an object of fantasy.

What did this girl do to deserve this? Sometimes people can be worse than what we think they are capable of.

Probably, had she got the cops involved, things would have been different. They would have definitely been different for her. Her views about herself, for starters, would have been a lot more positive.

It is a bigger sin to let people get away with stunts like that.
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Court asks techie harassing women to sweep hospital - Hyderabad - Cities - The Times of India

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Hyderabad: A young software engineer will sweep the premises of a government-run hospital here for one month, in a novel punishment announced by

the Andhra Pradesh High Court after the man was convicted of harassing two women.

M. Dinesh Kumar, 21, a software engineer working with Dell Computers, was on Thursday ordered by Justice B. Chandrakumar to sweep the hospital. The order came when the court was hearing Kumar's plea for anticipatory bail.

Asking the accused to surrender before the police, the judge told him to sweep the premises of Gandhi Hospital for one hour daily. He is allowed to choose the hour according to his convenience.

However, to ensure that the court order is complied with, the judge asked the superintendent of the hospital to maintain a register for Dinesh Kumar to mark his attendance daily.

What angered the court was the act of the techie in pulling the "dupattas" (scarves) of two girls. Dinesh Kumar and his friend Balarngasai, while going through Gautamnagar in Malkajgiri area here on a motorcycle March 21, harassed the girls.

While locals caught and beat up Balarangasai, Dinesh Kumar managed to escape. On a complaint by the girls' escort Venkatakrishna, police registered a case against the two under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to a woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) against Kumar.

The techie's plea for anticipatory bail was dismissed by the district court and he then approached the high court.

The judge directed the accused to surrender before the police within seven days and asked the police to release him on conditional bail.
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