Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Delhi police has committed another lapse--Madhu Chandra

New Delhi : North East Support Centre & Helpline condemns the gang rape of young girl by three men on Saturday late night at Mangolpuri Industrial area, place where Gurgaon-based BPO employee was gangraped and abandoned on midnight of November 23, 2010. North East Support Centre & Helpline along with other NGOs have appealed Delhi police to deploy night patrolling at unsafe areas within Delhi and they have failed to take the hints.
According to sources reaching to North East Support Centre & Helpline, the incident happened when a 18-year-old girl, along with her 24-year-old neighbour, was on her way to pick up her mother, who works in a factory at Mangolpuri, around 10 p.m. when four persons, including a minor, in a black Hyundai Accent allegedly passed lewd comments at her. It led to a heated exchange between the girl and the men in the car and she hurled a bunch of keys at them damaging the window glass. The men then asked her to compensate for the damage. As the girl continued to protest, the men dragged her inside the car and drove away. The adductors took their turn to rape the girl and latter police arrested the accused from the spot.

Madhu Chandra – Spokesperson of North East Support Centre & Helpline said, “Delhi police has committed another lapse. They accepted to deploy night police patrolling in unsafe areas of Delhi. Mangolpuri is the area where two crimes already took place - including gangrape of Gurgaon-based BPO employee on November 23 midnight and another girl attacked by two men on motorbike next day. Enough indication was given to Delhi police and they failed to take hints from past recent incidents in the area.”

Safety for women in Delhi is grave concerned that government and law enforcing agencies must immediately take preventive and proactive measurements to ensure safety to women particularly at night. The offenders must be punished at most severe punishment as possible.

A concern of safety for women was discussed with Delhi Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dikshit at meeting held with delegations from North East Support Centre & Helpline along with other NGOs on December 4, 2010 to take up with Resident Welfare Associations of housing societies in Delhi.

In this regard North East Support Centre & Helpline has submitted a memorandum to P R. Sawhney, Mayor of Municipal Council of Delhi to give directives to Resident Welfare Associations to allow BPO cab to enter gates to drop working women at night shift at door steps of their homes, to make easy access to colonies and setup and maintain street lights. Memorandum to MCD Mayor is enclosed below.(Issued on December 13, 2010)

December 13, 2010 

P. R. Sawhney
Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) 
Head Office
Town Hall Municipal Corporation of Delhi
Chandni Chawk
New Delhi -110006
Subject: Request for Issuing Guidelines to Resident Welfare Associations
After the gruesome incident of Dhaula Kuan gang rape on midnight of November 23, 2010, the security concern for women who are working in night shift has been debated at different national forums. North East Support Centre & Helpline along with other NGOs has intervened to address this issue with Delhi police on November 26 2010 and Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi on November 3 2010. Subsequently a larger meeting was held at the residence of Delhi CM on 4 November 2010 with Delhi police, Delhi State Commission for Women and Women and Child Welfare Minister.
One of the issues discussed in the meeting was to seek cooperation from Residence Welfare Associations of various housing societies in Delhi. Therefore, we would like to appeal your good office to kindly take the following concerns with respective Residence Welfare Associations in the interest of providing safety measure for women working at night and returning home late.
1.      Residence Welfare Associations should allow BPO Cabs to enter the gate so that women will be dropped at the door steps of their house.

2.      Residence Welfare Associations must ensure easy access to colonies to make night safer for women.

3.      Residence Welfare Associations should install and maintain street lights.

Ms. Lansinglu Rongmei
Mr. Madhu Chandra
Dr. Alana Golemei
Founder Member

North East Support Centre & Helpline is a joint initiative of various human rights activists, social workers, students, journalists and lawyers seeking to prevent harassment and abuses meted out to North East People and tribal communities of other states. 
For more detail contact : Madhu Chandra – Spokes Person – 09716004939

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