Delhi Police announced a cash reward of Rs 50,000 for a 20-year-old Sikh girl Jasleen Kaur, a final year English literature student.The girl had posted photograph of a youth who passed vulgar remarks against her on the social media, leading the police to register a case against him on Monday.
This announcement was made by DCP (west) Pushpendra Kumar.The incident took place on Sunday evening at Tilak Nagar locality of the national capital when the victim was crossing a road. “I wanted the identity of the guy to reach every nook and corner to shame him and I have succeeded in that,” Jasleen Kaur, who had taken a photograph of the youth while he was harassing her, told HT on telephone.
She said, “I don’t want the youth to waste his four to five years behind bars, but to realise his mistake and regret his action. Every now and then, we witness such incidents in full public view but nobody takes pains to curb it.”
Some three months ago, she had faced similar comments when she had stood up to the sexual harassment by two youths.
“Are boys asked at home about their conduct in public the way girls are asked about the day spent outside?” she wondered.
Jasleen’s mother Gurpreet Kaur, a school teacher, is worried. “The hype on the news channels will soon die down. What if someone gets vindictive and harms my daughter?”
She was anguished after her mother said pursuing the case would not lead to anything. As her father asked her to reduce her outings, she became agitated, went to her room and posted the photograph on Facebook.
Delhi CM lauds Braveheart
Chief minister Arvind Kejiriwal lauded the girl's courage and said in a post on Twitter,
Congratulate @jasleenkaur89 for her bravery. Girls of Delhi should follow her & speak up against such unacceptable acts— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 24, 2015