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Should Delhi girls stay indoors at night?

Delhi Police chief’s statement has sparked off a heated debate. We look at both sides...

entertainment Updated: Jul 11, 2011 01:06 IST

Delhi Police chief’s statement has sparked off a heated debate. We look at both sides...

‘Rubbish! do your duty’

He can’t wash his hands off his responsibility like that. Should I stop working or always ask my dad to pick me up from office, when late?
Priyanka Sethi, 23, Sales executive

If we have to make sure everytime we have company when going out at night, what is the police here for?
Anuradha Sharma, 19, student

If the police can’t protect women in a city like Delhi, it is a big failure on the part of the State.
Deba Ghosh, 25, media professional

I’m sick of hearing about how unsafe Delhi is, for women. It’s the National Capital, for heaven’s sake. Why can’t the cops make women feel safe here? They are making it worse by shooting their mouth off.
Smita, 23, student

‘He’s only talking sense’
I think he is right. If I am travelling from Gurgaon to Delhi for a party late in the night, then I can't expect to have a police post every half a kilometre. It’s intelligent to have company for our own safety.
Kitty Gaur, 22, MNC executive

He’s not asking us to not go out. He’s just saying we should be responsible. How is that wrong?
Nina Verma, 18, student

I surely feel safer going out at night when I have someone from the family or a male friend that I trust, with me. Police Commissioner’s advice is the same that my dad would say.
Rina saxena, 24, call centre executive

Crime happens in every part of the world...even in New York or London. We only like to criticise our police.
Roma Gupta, 16, student

Rather than warning us, the cops should focus on doing their duty to ensure safety of women.
Nida Mahmood, fashion designer

As much as one would want to say, ‘How dare he’, there is a lot of common sense in his remark.
Shivani Wazir Pasrich, emcee

Twitter buzz
Tweeps on my TL, I’d like help getting this seen: Delhi Police Commissioner, I demand you resign: @vidyut

Seems like our police commissioner just came back from a deputation at Riyadh.: @risingindiawins

Dear women, what do you expect the police commissioner to say in a crime infested city? ‘Pls come out and dance in bikinis at 2am’?: @doctoratlarge

Cz its unsafe 2 step out at 9 in london, it’s ok that it’s unsafe in delhi. The commissioner seems 2 think so!: @utterflea