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Take steps to curb chain snatching incidents

This refers to your report “Government raises jail term upto 5 years for chain snatchers.” Chain snatching, rape, molestation of women is on the increase. Wearing of ornaments has now become out of the question, and women are teased and harassed as they venture out of their houses, or take a bus to go the place where they work. If citizens are alert and courageous, incidents of chain snatching will come down sharply. When the crime graph is moving upward from the past, if girls are alert and courageous, incidents of chain snatching will come down sharply. They also need to come out with determination against such incidents and not be a moot spectator. Police cannot be everywhere. Women must learn how to protect themselves. People also need to come out with determination against such incidents and not be a moot spectator wherein a daughter, or a sister, or a wife, or a mother is crying for help. Wake up! Unless it is too late!

Vinod C. Dixit

(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)

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