Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - Live
‘It’s best to ignore remarks made by men’
The best way to deal with eve-teasing is to ignore it. Men should be taught to respect women. Till their attitude towards women changes, nothing will work. I don’t talk to my parents about such incidents.
Maladeep Kaur, a resident of Phase 7 It is best to ignore lewd comments passed by men. However, if it crosses the line, I am capable of fighting back.
Gagandeep Kaur, a resident of Kharar I do not react if men pass lewd comments. I have never reported such incidents to my parents; I discuss them only with friends unless the situation is grave. Chandigarh is safer for girls than other metros.
Navdeep Kaur, a resident of Kharar Comments passed by men at women is a regular occurrence. The best way to deal with them is to ignore them. I do tell my parents if the situation becomes intolerable. It is of course scary if such men start following you.
Mehak, resident of Sector 23 I do not feel comfortable going out alone in evening. If I have to go out, I prefer to be part of a group. More police presence, especially having women police personnel, would give us confidence and security.
Taran, a resident of Phase-3A No change will take place unless men are taught to respect women and not treat them as objects. I prefer to ignore lewd comments.
Vandana, a resident of Mundi Kharar who travel by bus to college Hearing words such as “soniye” is routine; I do not react to such comments. Silence is best. Normally things do not go further.
Gaganpreet Kaur, a resident of Phase 6 It is scary if men start following you. Often these men go beyond lewd comments and try to touch you. In such cases parents have to be informed and we have to seek help from elders.
Navdeep, a resident of Nayagaon