SSP finds Khalsa girls bravest, their ‘weapons most dangerous’
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During his interaction with students of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women (Khalsa) in Sector 26 on Wednesday, UT SSP Naunihal Singh gave a 'glass-breaking' test to students. Though they failed the test, they managed to impress the SSP with their participation in the session to address the increasing menace of sexual harassment and molestation in the city.
While suggesting solutions, Singh said that girls must be able to scream loudly. To test their lung-power, raising his glass of juice, Singh said, "It is believed that a girl's scream can break glass. So I will give you three attempts to make a concerted effort to scream loud enough to break this glass." Though the glass did not break, the SSP did admit that the students were far louder than those of the other three colleges he had visited earlier.
The gathering of about 500 students — when asked to suggest weapons they possessed to tackle harassment — came up with weapons like long nails, high-heel sandals, pens, nail-files, pepper-spray, chilly powder, scissors and blades. Some also suggested a tight slap, kick and loud screams .
The impressed SSP turned to principal Charanjit Kaur and said: "I must say that out of the four colleges I have visited till now, the girls of this college are the most dangerous." adding that other colleges also suggested that crying was a major weapon for girls, which was not mentioned here, making the students here also the bravest ones.
He however added that to ensure their safety, students should stay away from any confrontation as attacking somebody could instead invite charges against them.
Assuring students that the drive against sexual harassment was picking momentum, the SSP said, "In the last five days, we have received 36 calls and upon verification, 18 cases have been registered. Also, 24 arrests have been made and strict action is being taken against them."
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