A 21-year-old, booked on charges of eve-teasing, following directions passed by a city court, has written 25 pages on “how women feel when they are teased and why one should not tease women”.
“Eve teasing- a menace” – the note prepared by the accused, Bharat Ahlawat, was submitted to the court recently.
Ahlawat, son of a police officer, said the city needs more awareness programmes to ensure that youth know the consequences that may follow after committing the crime.
“If the youth would know what may happen to them when caught they would never indulge in such a crime. Government should conduct awareness programmes to create awareness about the same and it’s after effects”, said Ahlawat, a hotel management student, who was booked for teasing a girl in a moving bus in September last year.
Magistrate Tarun Sherawat had on June 8 directed Ahlawat, to write 25 pages on “How women feel when they are teased and why one should not tease women” as punishment for teasing a girl in a moving bus.
He was also asked to distribute pamphlets creating awareness on the subject.
Ahlwat, who was sitting behind the victim in a moving bus first teased her and then called her a chudail (a witch).
Submitting the 25 pages in the court, Ahlawat, however, emphasised that eve teasing cases should not be generalised, “as in all the cases boys are not always found guilty”. His report also says that most, who indulge in eve teasing aim at “having some fun”.
“Women enjoy the attention and men enjoy watching their reaction”, read the report.
Interestingly Ahlawat has suggested that the girls should equip themselves to handle the situation by learning martial arts. “Self defense is the best way”, says the report.