Eveteasers get 'rakhi' treatment

Girly mission

Students of various colleges in Kanpur chose Raksha Bandhan, a festival that reassures the divine bond between sisters and brothers, to put a stop to the troublesome eve-teasing menace.

Led by their teachers, the young girls carrying rakhi fanned out among the eve-teasers and began to tie it on their wrists. While they succeeded in their mission to certain extend, some of the youths managed to flee from the site. “Some appeared to be happy after we tied rakhi. One of them even gave me money saying as a brother he must give something to me as gift,” quipped a girl.

The students said they specifically looked for those who frequent the area on a daily basis. Neelima Chaturvedi, coordinator of the city-based Rakhi Centre, said it was a good way to teach eveteasers a lesson.

“It will certainly act as a deterrent,” she said.  According to teachers, eveteasing has become a cause for concern in Kanpur.

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