No cases of eve teasing reported in Guwahati in 2017
Indicating an improved scenario for women on the streets in the city, no cases of eve teasing were registered with the police up to October this year.
Police officials feel that this has been the result of extensive police patrolling and vigil. Commissioner of Police, Hiren Chandra Nath said that one of the most important steps in this regard has been control over bars and wine shops.
A total of 13 eve teasing cases in Guwahati were registered in 2016.
“Throughout the year, we have especially concentrated on increasing police presence outside wine shops and bars since many harassment cases are usually reported from outside these places. We do not allow them to operate till late in the night as cases of eve teasing and drunken driving will increase,” said Nath.
In a previous interview for G Plus, Nath had said, “Heinous crime has come down in the city,” adding that there was not even a single incident of eve-teasing reported this year.
He added that in order to keep a check on eve teasing on the streets, extensive checking of bikes and two-wheelers was also conducted across the city since most of these crimes are committed by youngsters riding two-wheelers.
Further, during 2017, the police also came down heavily on drunken driving in Guwahati, informed officials. In case of serious offences, police officials also seized licences. Until October 2017, close to 4,000 licences were seized and were sent to the transport department for cancellation. Out of these, 2,000 licences have already been cancelled.
However, senior police officials also gave credit to conscientious citizens and people’s participation.
“Good sense has been prevailing over the youngsters. The younger generation is like a clay pot, the way you shape them, they will take that shape. So it is the responsibility of the society to shape the future generation to be responsible citizens of society,” said the commissioner of police.
Further, in 2017 the police registered three cases for human trafficking, no cases for dowry suicide, while 138 cases were registered for molestation.
Representative image of eve teasing