Shame on Mumbaikars. This was the first line that struck the mind when reports in Hindustan Times revealed that the same old story repeated outside JW Mariot Hotel in Juhu, Mumbai. I had posted here an article asking ‘Will Mumbaikars do it again?’ and yes they shamelessly did it once again what they had done exactly one year ago at Gateway of India.
According to the report, a mob of 70 to 80 people groped and molested two women near the JW Marriott Hotel on early morning on January 1. They started teasing and molesting the two women for about 15 minutes on a busy main street outside the 5-star hotel and pounced on them.
The incident happened when both of the girls came out of the Hotel with two male friends around 1:45 am and walked towards Juhu beach. A mediaperson, who captured the images of the incident, spotted a police van and asked them to help the women. The police rushed in and chased away the mob.
Where is the safe place for women? Women are not safe even in the presence of more than 1000 people. The similar incident had happened at gateway of India during New Year celebrations last year when some pervert-minded and drunken revelers stripped and molested a girl in the presence of more than 1000 people and even tore her cloths in public view, as her friend watched helplessly.
Is Mumbai safe for women? One would hesitate in answering the above question in ‘Yes’. Even the Mumbai police were not sure that women could feel safe on the occasions such as ‘December 31 celebration’ or ‘New Year celebration’. According to some police officials, it was not completely safe for women to be out on the streets on December 31 in Mumbai.
Shame on Mumbai…
Image Courtsey: Hindustan Times