As reported on YouthKiAwaaz.com, on 1st September, 2012, a young Delhi University student was molested inside a metro compartment, while onlookers both men and women, ignored, stared and some even smiled as the girl tried to fight against the boys and shouted at them. While no one took the initiative to help the girl, there were no security personnel to help her, and the CCTV cameras clearly do not work as no one kept a check on what was happening inside the metro and took action.
This is not a one off incident, every month, a case comes to light which devastates the want and desire to travel by public transport for the women - young and old. Delhi metro has had such cases occur every week, every day and there is no stopping them.
None of the metros have security personnel in any of the coaches, and having a single compartment for women, even though a great move, has furthered the problems - it has further restricted the right to freely travel in any compartment for women.
SOLUTION: As we see it, the immediate solution is to increase the level of security for women and girls inside the metro and the stations. This petition by YouthKiAwaaz.com aims at pushing the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to make sure that there is a security personnel in every metro rail and that immediate help is available to anyone and everyone in need.
Please sign the petition, and help us improve the situation better. For your assurance, the petition is not as far as we go, we are personally making sure that DMRC takes due note of this and acts on this right away.