Your mobile phone is your modern-day sword, use it: SSP to girls of MCM DAV College
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Asking them to draw inspiration from Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi, UT SSP Naunihal Singh on Thursday asked the tech-savvy girls of MCM DAV College to handle miscreants using their modern-day sword ó the mobile phone.
Continuing with the drive to tackle the menace of sexual harassment and molestation in the city, Singh visited the College in Sector 36, Chandigarh, to exhort the girls to come forward with complaints related to sexual harassment. The session included the SSP's 'glass-breaking' test and suggestions for the kind of weapons girls could carry.
As in his earlier visits, he reiterated that the Chandigarh Police was very serious about handling such cases and had made provisions regarding the safety of girls who complained against the accused. He said even if girls sensed trouble and no incident had actually occurred, they must use their intuition and intelligence to dial 100. They only needed to call, identify the accused and inform the police without disclosing their identity. To ensure their safety, they should stay away from any confrontation, and inform the police instead.
On being asked whether the police would deal with cases of sexual harassment by politically influenced people with the same sensitivity as others, he ensured that the offender would be duly punished, no matter what his social or political stature be. When a student enquired about the right identification of target areas, he said, "Use intuition, couple it with intelligence and call 100 whenever required."
MCM DAV principal Puneet Bedi said, "As the head of a college where 4,000 girls study and about 1,000 girls stay in the hostel, I am very relieved after the SSP's assurance that girls in the city can feel safer now."
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