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Street plays to educate people about eve-teasing

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, November 22, 2011
First Published: 01:39 IST(22/11/2011) | Last Updated: 01:40 IST(22/11/2011)

The west region police, along with the Mohalla committee, organised a street play on Monday to create awareness among the masses about the scourge of eve-teasing.

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The street play was first held at the DN Nagar police station, following which, the troupe proceeded towards Amboli and enacted the skit outside Amboli Bar and Kitchen - the restaurant outside which, Keenan Santos and Reuben Fernandes were brutally murdered, on October 20 when they stood up against an alleged act of eve-teasing. The street-theatre group will now proceed to perform the skit at various public places.

The play was performed by college students, who volunteered to take the campaign against eve-teasing a step forward. The performers focused on sexual harassment in public places and the mentality of perverts who tend to think that the woman would easily give in to harassment. The students told the audience on most offences of such kind go unreported as many women still feel uncomfortable approaching the police.

Vishwas Nangre Patil, additional commissioner of police and Pratap Dighavkar attend the street play. "The reason behind conducting the street play was to create awareness amongs the citizens and to inform them that such matters should be brought to the notice of the police. People who witness such acts should not stand and watch, but should take action against the hooligans. If these matters are not reported and the accused are not punished, we will have more such cases."

The west region has taken the drive against sexual-harassment very seriously after Keenan and Reuben were murdered in full public view in Amboli.


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