What should be the treatment for offenders? Why are women expected to forgive those who offend them? Every day too many incidents of sexual harassment take place in BMTC and Metro, which go unreported most of the time.
Sexual harassment experienced by women, including female conductors, in buses, is never spoke of in public. Can BMTC do something about this? Here’s a press release from Bangalore Bus Prayanikara Vedike.
While all eyes are on Delhi, we cannot possibly sit back and say this happens only in Delhi. As hard as it is to come to terms with what happened to the 23-year-old woman, it is time to look closer home and ensure this is not repeated anywhere.
Are the police sensitised enough to handle sexual harassment cases? Is reservation of seats buses the only safety measure? Can the women move around in Bengaluru at all times? These were some of the questions raised at the pEtE maatu panel discussion.