Let's reclaim Bengaluru from miscreants, say students


Submitted by Kumuda on Fri, 2017-01-06 20:31 Bengaluru: Students from the Lisaa School of Design and Creo Valley School of Film and Television hit the streets on Friday demanding Bengaluru police to take stern action against eve-teasers and with those who misbehave with women.  Holding placards on Hosur Road, students said that it was time for Bengalureans to reclaim their city, as a few miscreants were trying to tarnish the image of the city by attacking women. But the students also lauded the Bengaluru police's efforts in arresting those involved in Kammanahalli case. Arguing that incidents like those on MG Road and Kammanahalli were not isolated, students requested the police to step up security for girls and also take tough action against miscreants. Lisaa School of Design founder and director Avi Keswani said the New Year's Eve incidents were really shocking. "The Kammanahalli groping incident footage became viral and the incident is so shocking that we are still unable to overcome the fear. We are really thankful to Bengaluru traffic police for taking swift action against the culprits and also welcome Home Minister Dr G Parameshwara's statements that more CCTVs will be installed across the city."  Keswani also said that people needed to be educated that it was not fair to comment on someone's dress on social media. "We need to create an environment where in women can walk freely on our roads," he said.   Lisaa School's director Girish Keswani said after the incident, social media was abuzz with comments questioning the reason for the girls being there. "I think the debate is on providing security to girls and not blaming our women. We have had a terrible start this New Year and we hope that the security will intensify across the city and we will reclaim Bengaluru and make it a safe place again," he said.