Eveteasing concerns dignity of women, curb it: High Court

Eve-teasing should be dealt with strictly as it is an attack on the dignity of women.

A Bombay High Court bench of justices V M Kanade and P D Kode observed while hearing a suo motu PIL.

The same bench had, while confirming death sentence of two persons for raping and killing a BPO employee in Pune, had recommended on September 17 to the chief justice framing of guidelines for safety of women, particularly those working night shifts.

Chief Justice Mohit Shah converted the request of the judges into a PIL on November 8 and assigned them the matter for hearing. When the matter came up for hearing Monday, the judges said security of women had become a concern in society.

"People have been assaulted and murdered just because they protected or rescued women. The issue needs to be tackled," observed Justice Kanade. The judges were referring to the murder of a 19-year-old in Dombivali for objecting to eve-teasing.

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