Photo Essay – Adam Teasing, Around Town
Woman convicted for adam-teasing.
[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]
A roadside Juliet, who was arrested for using obscene language and making indecent gestures towards two plain-clothed policemen during an anti-adam-teasing drive, has been held guilty of outraging the modesty of men by a Delhi court. Metropolitan magistrate Shakti Kapoor convicted Sarojini Nagar resident Chandralekha Verma under Section 509 of IPC for outraging the modesty of men, saying, “From the evidence, prosecution has been able to prove the charges against the accused beyond reasonable doubt.”
The court also ordered the Delhi government to file an affidavit explaining the steps taken to implement Supreme Court’s guidelines to bring adam teasing under control.
Amid rising incidents of adam teasing in the city, Delhi police has already formed an anti-adam-teasing cell functional at the Kamla Nagar police station of the capital.
Victims of adam teasing, sexual harassment, obscene phone calls, threat calls, harassment in work places can either call the officer and register their complaints or can lodge the complaints physically.
Meanwhile Godwoman Devi Amritamaya, the hugging saint, while addressing her followers yesterday evening in Ramlila Maidan, said that when a boy encounters women with bad intentions “he should take God’s name and should hold the hand of one of the women and tell her that I consider you as my sister.”
No city for men