City Students Speak Out Against Gender Violence

Police inactivity and political interference worsen the condition, they say

Published: 27th August 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th August 2014 02:22 AM   |  A+A-


BANGALORE: The spate of recent sexual crimes against women in the city has sparked public outrage. People from all walks of life have protested, explicitly demanding justice for the victims of the crimes. City Express spoke to students from B M S College of Engineering, Basavanagudi, for their views on the issue.

Vignesh, final year, Information Science:

“The main reason behind the increasing number of crimes against women is the reluctant attitude of police and also political interference.”

Bhavya, first year, MBA: “Boys need education. They should learn how to respect girls. Some politicians said that girls wear provocative dresses. If that is the reason, then what was the provocative dress that a six-year old wore? Don’t blame girls. It is an independent country and girls can wear whatever they want.”

Kabir Arab, final year, Information Science: “Our law is weak and rapists are hardly awarded death sentences. Law should be stronger and rapists should be hanged. That is the only way to decrease crime against women.”

Priya, final year, M Tech: “The mindset of people should change. I don’t think Bangalore is an unsafe city. Rape is a social problem. If police are strong enough, they can handle these matters. Compared to other cities, Bangalore police is strong enough. Even at night, I feel safe here.”

Arun Kumar, final year, Electronics and Communication:

“As a Bangalorean, I don’t think crimes against women are increasing. It is just that awareness has increased so much that cases are being reported. With the help of media, people are more aware of such things. The Bangalore police are the best I have ever seen and they are always active.”

Nivya, first year, MBA: “The safety of women is at stake. I feel ashamed to say that the Modi government has set aside less money for women and is building a statue in Gujarat. During Parliament or legislature sessions, have you ever heard of lawmakers talking about or walking out over the issue of safety of women?”

Harsha Kumar, first year, Mechanical Engineering:

“I was shocked when I read about the rape of a of six-year-old girl. What is our Chief Minister saying? That the only news is rape? What else should we talk about?”

Sanjay Patil, first year, Mechanical Engineering: “Protests should increase. The intellectuals and elite should react. Government should come up with new ideas to protect women. Policing shows reluctance.”


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