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Schoolgirls raise voice

- CHORUS AGAINST EVE-TEASING

Students of SS Doranda Girls’ High School on Monday shed their inhibitions and raised voice against eve-teasing and other kinds of harassment that they regularly face on the city streets.

Ranchi police, on their part, assured the girls of immediate action if they came up with specific complaints.

Speaking at an interactive session with the city police organised on the campus, most of the girls complained that they often received lewd remarks, indecent proposals and even obscene gestures on their way to school or home.

The event was organised by Randhir Verma Memorial Foundation, an NGO working towards improving public-police relationship, to make the girls aware of their role in creating a fearless and crime-free environment in the society.

Doranda OC Lalan Kumar Thakur and deputy superintendent of police (DSP), Hatia, Nisha Murmu attended the session. The area falls under the Hatia DSP’s jurisdiction.

Thakur claimed that this was the first time when girls from the school were bring the matter to his notice.

“Action will be taken on specific complaints,” he told the students.

Also, he advised to them to be united and move in groups. “It will give you a sense of strength and criminals won’t dare to do any mischief,” he said.

DSP Murmu, who patiently listened to the girls’ complaints, said she would direct the police to step up vigil and take action against rowdies and road romeos.

“It’s nice that the girls have spoken up and highlighted the problems they face. Whenever in trouble, please call the women helpline number and you will get help immediately,” Murmu said.

Asgar Ali, secretary of the foundation, said they were planning to organise a similar session at Nirmala College within a few days.