Police crackdown on Romeos loitering near girls’ school in Okhla.
Three policemen were seen at Jasola nearby Shaheen Bagh Bridge stopping youngsters, who were driving motorcycle not wearing helmets and loitering near Government girls’ school in Jasola today after the school was over with girl students returning homes in large numbers.
Policemen were seen stopping mostly teenagers who were roaming around on the bike as girls were returning home to Shaheen Bagh from school. They were heard asking youths for their bike license. One policeman was heard saying that these youths usually loiter around when the girls’ school are over at 1: 00 pm and we have complaint against them of pestering school girls.
Boys moving around girls’ school and passing lewd remarks or harassing them is an issue in Okhla, especially when the school is over in the afternoon.
A few months ago it was raised by local leaders in Batla House.
With assistance from police the menace was controlled with decision being taken to make sure that Romeos are shooed away from outside girls’ school.
With the help of local police, including the SHO, the issue was addressed a few months ago, AAP youth leader Mahmood Ahmed had then told OT.COM.
For days security was beefed up around girls’ school.
“We need to respect our women. It is really painful when schoolgirls are harassed and pestered by wayward youths. The matter has come to an end to some extent. It could not have been possible without help of police,” said another resident, who was involved in the movement.
It is understood that in Jasola, police can be seen standing at different places taking action against youth moving around the area on bike without helmet.
A local NGO too had raised the issue a few months ago. Moreover, a meeting was held between victims and DCW chief in Okhla where the issue was raised and some activists had even requested parents to come forward and speak up so that the issue could be tackled with the help local police.