Eve teasing is a euphemism used in India and sometimes Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal for public sexual harassment or molestation of women by men, with use of the word “Eve” being a reference to the biblical Eve, the first woman. It implies that the woman is in some way responsible for the behaviour of the perpetrators of this act. Considered a problem related to delinquency in youth, it is a form of sexual aggression that ranges in severity from sexually suggestive remarks, brushing in public places and catcalls to outright groping. Sometimes it is referred to with a coy suggestion of innocent fun, making it appear innocuous with no resulting liability on the part of the perpetrator. Sexual harassment by strangers, as with any type of harassment, has been a notoriously difficult crime to prove, as perpetrators often devise ingenious ways to harass women, even though eve teasing usually occurs in public places, streets, and public transport. Some feminist writers claim that this behaviour is a kind of “little rape”.
Eve-teasing is a very common in India. Almost every young girl is a victim of teasing, especially by the local boys. Most of the people avoid it as a common matter . Yes, it is. But it is not every time. It can’t be tolerated by every girl. But when it crosses limit, it becomes a serious problem. It is a social problem. It may girls to commit suicide to safe themselves from eve-teasing.
This is against the women rights without any doubt. Those who do this kind of embarrass and brutal stuff, they can’t be named as human being. Eve teasing is everywhere in schools, colleges, shopping malls, hotels or public places, when teasers see girls they start teasing with ribald comments, smutty jokes, coarse laughter, sly whistles and even indecent exposure. In most of the cases, the victims shy to exposes these incidents.
Negative effects of Eve-teasing:
Family, society and of course, the country have greatly effectted by eve teasing. The demerits of eve-teasing are very clear to us. Recently one Mother was killed to save her daughter from the eve- teasers. This is a real shame. Many of Girls feel insecure to go out from their home. Thats why birth rate of girls decreasg day by day. Not only this, the victim girl may lose his mental balance. In most cases, girls are letting married in an early age. This underage marriage problem is also increasing by this eve- teasing problem and effect their future. Basically the rate of illiterate people is decreasing but even after all teasing is not stopping. This illiteracy is a curse in this era. If the girls are getting married in an early age, they will probably having more babies, which will make the population problem destructive. So in a sense, it can be said that Eve-teasing may create more problems beyond our expectation. The eve teasers are becoming more dangerous. They are willingly doing all these and asking hazards in society. Most of the social problems related to women increased because of these criminal minds.
ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN
There is a need of implications of laws that can directly make an effect on this.
Eve-teasers should be treated as major criminals as their acts cause educational, social insecurity to girls.
Girls and women should take strong action to teach a lesson to these criminals and public should be with them.
It should become social movement so that we can save our FAMILY, SOCITY and NATION from this evil.
We further urge students, scholars, academicians, social workers, human rights defenders and women organisations to join in this effort to persuade the government of India to acknowledge and honor the call of this petition.
Be with us in this movement and kindly sign the petition online on the link given below for this noble cause: