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Groups protest sexual assault on women from NE

A Correspondent
Guwahati, December 3, 2010: Social and rights groups raise their strong voice against repeated incidents of sexual assault on women from the North East in New Delhi in recent months. The incident of rape of a 30-year-old woman in Dhaula Kuan on November 23 has again pointed to the failure of the Delhi government to ensure safety of women and especially of women from the region. 

This incident reminds all of another young woman from the North East in 2005 who was also picked up from Dhaula Kuan and gang raped. In fact, in the past six months itself numerous other incidents of sexual assault on women from North East have taken place. On May 26 a 20-year-old woman from Manipur was beaten severely by a man in Munirka after she resisted attempted sexual assault by him. On August 29 a Manipuri woman was molested by the manager of a rest bar in L-Block, Connaught Place. 

On October 22 a 21-year-old Jamia Millia Islamia student from Arunachal Pradesh was molested by group of school students inside their south Delhi school. On October 25 a 19-yr-old Naga woman was murdered by an IIT PhD scholar in Munirka.

Women from the North East face regular harassment and assault. The groups strongly protest the sinister arguments that they 'asked for it' because of the way the girls look and dress. 

The groups have demanded the following actions to be taken by the Delhi government:

1. The rapists involved in the crime that took place on November 23 must immediately be arrested.

2. The security measures in and around Delhi and particularly in areas that are more unsafe for women are enhanced.

3. More effective mechanisms must be instituted to ensure the safety of women in Delhi, especially women from the North East.

4. The Delhi government must issue guidelines to BPOs and other employers in order that they increase security measures when women staff members are dropped to their residence.

5. Immediately provide better street lights and police patrols in all areas, and bus stops.

Groups protest sexual assault on women from NE

A Correspondent

Guwahati, December 3, 2010: Social and rights groups raise their strong voice against repeated incidents of sexual assault on women from the North East in New Delhi in recent months. The incident of rape of a 30-year-old woman in Dhaula Kuan on November 23 has again pointed to the failure of the Delhi government to ensure safety of women and especially of women from the region.

This incident reminds all of another young woman from the North East in 2005 who was also picked up from Dhaula Kuan and gang raped. In fact, in the past six months itself numerous other incidents of sexual assault on women from North East have taken place. On May 26 a 20-year-old woman from Manipur was beaten severely by a man in Munirka after she resisted attempted sexual assault by him. On August 29 a Manipuri woman was molested by the manager of a rest bar in L-Block, Connaught Place.

On October 22 a 21-year-old Jamia Millia Islamia student from Arunachal Pradesh was molested by group of school students inside their south Delhi school. On October 25 a 19-yr-old Naga woman was murdered by an IIT PhD scholar in Munirka.

Women from the North East face regular harassment and assault. The groups strongly protest the sinister arguments that they 'asked for it' because of the way the girls look and dress.

The groups have demanded the following actions to be taken by the Delhi government:

1. The rapists involved in the crime that took place on November 23 must immediately be arrested.

2. The security measures in and around Delhi and particularly in areas that are more unsafe for women are enhanced.

3. More effective mechanisms must be instituted to ensure the safety of women in Delhi, especially women from the North East.

4. The Delhi government must issue guidelines to BPOs and other employers in order that they increase security measures when women staff members are dropped to their residence.

5. Immediately provide better street lights and police patrols in all areas, and bus stops.
Groups protest sexual assault on women from NE 

A Correspondent 

Guwahati, December 3, 2010: Social and rights groups raise their strong voice against repeated incidents of sexual assault on women from the North East in New Delhi in recent months. The incident of rape of a 30-year-old woman in Dhaula Kuan on November 23 has again pointed to the failure of the Delhi government to ensure safety of women and especially of women from the region. 

This incident reminds all of another young woman from the North East in 2005 who was also picked up from Dhaula Kuan and gang raped. In fact, in the past six months itself numerous other incidents of sexual assault on women from North East have taken place. On May 26 a 20-year-old woman from Manipur was beaten severely by a man in Munirka after she resisted attempted sexual assault by him. On August 29 a Manipuri woman was molested by the manager of a rest bar in L-Block, Connaught Place. 

On October 22 a 21-year-old Jamia Millia Islamia student from Arunachal Pradesh was molested by group of school students inside their south Delhi school. On October 25 a 19-yr-old Naga woman was murdered by an IIT PhD scholar in Munirka.

Women from the North East face regular harassment and assault. The groups strongly protest the sinister arguments that they 'asked for it' because of the way the girls look and dress. 

The groups have demanded the following actions to be taken by the Delhi government:

1. The rapists involved in the crime that took place on November 23 must immediately be arrested.

2. The security measures in and around Delhi and particularly in areas that are more unsafe for women are enhanced.

3. More effective mechanisms must be instituted to ensure the safety of women in Delhi, especially women from the North East.

4. The Delhi government must issue guidelines to BPOs and other employers in order that they increase security measures when women staff members are dropped to their residence.

5. Immediately provide better street lights and police patrols in all areas, and bus stops.