Citizens meet to form draft of suggestions
More than 100 people, including citizens and Twitter activists, gathered at Bandstand in Bandra on Saturday evening to discuss the causes and remedies regarding the escalating crimes against women. The meeting started at 4.30pm and went on for over an hour. Suggestions that were given by the citizens during the discussion are going to be compiled into a draft that will be submitted to the Justice Verma committee, which was constituted to look into possible amendments in the law. Suggestions included sex education from an early age in all schools, encouragement of gender equality, functional street lights in the night and so on.
Nitin Nair, one of the participants, said, “Before the buzz dies down, it is important to take it forward or it will be reduced to just another discussion. Since we have an opportunity now to voice our views, every intel- lectual citizen should come forward.” He added that the points compiled would be put up on a Facebook group that they would start.
“A copy of the draft will also be sent to MLAs of different localities so that some of the suggestions can be implemented at the local level to ensure women safety,” added Nair.