As people of all age groups, especially teenagers await the New Year celebrations; police and other security agencies need to make sure that eve-teasing or other such incidents aren't repeated.
WHO WOULD forget the morning of January 2009, when every news channel was reporting how two NRI women were molested by a crowd of 14 men in front of their hotel? After that molestation became quite a regular affair whenever there was a celebration and large crowds on the roads have been involved. This year Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi are gearing up for the New Year with the hope that such gruesome acts that were committed in the past aren’t repeated in 2012.
As reported in timesofindia.com, Chennai Police have made it clear that security is very tight on the night of 31 December. 12,000-strong special police force would be making rounds around the city to see that no miscreant does anything that spoils the mood for the New Year. People who will drink and drive, eve tease or throw colours on people on roads would have it from the authorities. A strict no drinking on the beaches would be followed for the New Year’s Eve. Accident prone roads would be covered especially so that in case of any unfortunate incident rescue efforts could reach at the correct time.
Mumbai Police are taking extra care so that the incident of the 2009 isn’t repeated. Special eve teasing squads are gearing up for the big night so that women feel safe enough to have a good start of the New Year. All the senior officers would be in duty and all regional additional commissioners of police and zonal deputy commissioners would be seriously looking after the city so that the people enjoy a Happy New Year.
New Delhi is also taking the same steps and would be sending staff all over the capital city so that the party can go on till the stroke of midnight. As a resident we should also be cautions and help these people so that another Keenan Santos and Reuben Fernandez case could be avoided. To go ahead and help people should be the first resolution that Indians should take this New Year.