A couple of days ago, a woman Twitter user narrated a very disturbing account in a series of tweets, of the possibility of a girl being abducted by some men in a car from Delhi’s upmarket Hauz Khas Village. As per her tweets, the man backed off only when she, along with her friends, intervened.
While the story left social media users shocked and wondering about the safety of the women in Delhi, and especially at this youth spot commonly called HKV, the Delhi police it seems has come out with the worst solution possible: what else but to ban ladies night in the area!
As per a report in Navbharat Times, Delhi Delhi’s DCP Ishwar Singh has “confirmed” that the police are going to ask the bar owners to stop hosting ladies night that commonly take place on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Notably, ladies night are a special attraction for women, especially the college crowd, as they get great offers on drinks on these evenings.
Soon after the news spread on social media, angry social media users began to (rightly) bash the police’s decision.
Women complain about safety on the road to Hauz Khas Village, so Delhi Police tells pubs to stop ladies nights. pic.twitter.com/DypCZ0fgBu— Ankur Bhardwaj (@Bhayankur) July 8, 2017
That’s not enough, they would still try to sneak out. Better get them married off at 16. .. https://t.co/5YobNujX23— Rofl Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) July 8, 2017
Women decided to narrate their horrors of molestation and eve teasing from Hauz Khas village and ask the police to be proactive.Police 👇 pic.twitter.com/pCH19e65dl— Scotchy (@scotchism) July 8, 2017
So Delhi Police asks pubs and bars at Hauz Khas Village to stop ladies nights. Na rahengi ladies, na hogi eve teasing.. Waah pic.twitter.com/d5tMo9rfbY— Ashish (@AshishXL) July 8, 2017
Seriously, Delhi police? That’s all you could think for giving women better safety?