Your story on bar girls reveals the fact that Eve-teasing is a rampant social evil. It is all pervasive — beaches, roads, cinema halls, buses and sadly even in educational institutions. The laughing and passing lewd remarks of an eve teaser can leave a permanent psychological mark on a woman. Eve-teasers feel that they are doing nothing wrong- having some fun. Women on the other hand are made to feel vulnerable and the weaker sex. The victim at the bar is not the only woman in the city who faces this kind of harassment. Not just in the bus, even walking freely on the road is often uncomfortable. Eve-teasing is a typical social crime, where the perpetrators and victims are ordinary people. The same thing must be referred to as ‘sexual harassment’ with law giving a fixed minimum sentence, only then this harassment will be reduced. A behavioural change is the only lasting solution to this problem. This requires an extensive public education aimed at every section of society at large. It is the joint responsibility of parents and the colleges to ensure safety of girls.
Vinod C. Dixit
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)