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In 6 Months He Caught 140 Sexual Harassers In Ladies Compartment Of #Mumbai Locals

Social media has been flooded with heart-wrenching posts with #MeToo. Women from all walks of life have joined a mass movement that became a cry against sexual harassment. It encouraged them to come forward and share their stories.   The impact led many men coming forward lending their support to the cause with So Done Chilling. They not only shared their own stories of sexual harassment but also resolved to bring about a change.

This Man Helped Catch 140 Sexual Harassers In Ladies Compartment Of Mumbai Locals In 6 Months By Recording Their Act

“I grew up in a slum in Bombay. Since I was young, my father didn’t keep very well and I grew up watching my mother work around the clock to make ends meet. She started her own catering business, and would sometimes work over 12 hours in a day — the people in my slum looked down upon her for coming home at ‘odd hours’ and spoke badly about her, but that only increased the respect I had for her. At 16, I gave up my education and started working to support my mother — my first job was as an office boy. I used to help fix computers — I was the first one to get to office and the last one to leave; I tried my best to learn more…to be more.

This Man Helped Catch 140 Sexual Harassers In Ladies Compartment Of Mumbai Locals In 6 Months By Recording Their Act

Even as social media becomes a preferred platform for dialogue and resolution, there’s another sphere that needs attention and this man took it ‘personally’ and resolved to bring about a change himself.  

I had gotten onto the train station for my every day commute, when I saw a group of men harassing women. I couldn’t fight them alone, so I went to the cops who initially tried to dismiss me.

I thought of my own mother who would return home late after work and being harassed in this manner…wouldn’t I have done something? I couldn’t let it go.

It was during this time that a particular incident changed my life. I had gotten onto the train station for my every day commute, when I saw a group of men harassing women who were trying to get into the ladies compartment. I couldn’t fight them alone, so I went to the cops who initially tried to dismiss me. After some coaxing, one of the officers came with me — but by then these men had left. I was really affected by this — I thought of my own mother who would return home late after work and being harassed in this manner…wouldn’t I have done something? I could’t let it go.

This Man Helped Catch 140 Sexual Harassers In Ladies Compartment Of Mumbai Locals In 6 Months By Recording Their Act

I invested in buying a pair of sunglasses with a built in HD camera. I started standing at the end of women’s compartment and recording everything within my sight.I got a taste of being in these women’s shoes, and the harassment they faced.A friend and I started researching and observing multiple train stations only to realise that were hundreds of such men everywhere and over 85% of women had been harassed or felt fear while commuting.
We presented all this evidence to the inspector and showed him the magnitude of our problem — thankfully this time, he understood. A team of 40 police officers began working with us — everyday these cops and I would stand in between two stations.
This Man Helped Catch 140 Sexual Harassers In Ladies Compartment Of Mumbai Locals In 6 Months By Recording Their Act
The live feed of my recordings would catch the offenders on camera so that by the time they reached the next station, our officers were waiting for them. Within 6 months, we caught hold on 140 offenders who were jailed.A team of 40 police officers began working with us — everyday these cops and I would stand in between two stations. The live feed of my recordings would catch the offenders on camera so that by the time they reached the next station, our officers were waiting for them. Within 6 months, we caught hold on 140 offenders who were jailed. And our fight continues — I now take up more personal cases of domestic abuse and women who are feeling unsafe at any point — I do everything I can to help them.
This Man Helped Catch 140 Sexual Harassers In Ladies Compartment Of Mumbai Locals In 6 Months By Recording Their Act

I now take up more personal cases of domestic abuse and women who are feeling unsafe at any point — I do everything I can to help them.

I know I took a step towards this, because I felt personally responsible for the men who were behaving like beasts. All men everywhere are looked at in a certain light, because of the few hundreds who create the chaos
I have tremendous respect for all women, and it started at home — my mother taught me well… I didn’t respect anyone as much as her. And maybe that’s the message we should send out — raise better boys at home, and the world will know fewer disrespectful men.”
This Man Helped Catch 140 Sexual Harassers In Ladies Compartment Of Mumbai Locals In 6 Months By Recording Their Act

 

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