GURGAON: On International Womans Day, the Gurgaon cops raided womens compartments in the Metro trains for male intruders.
After receiving repeated complaints from women commuters, city police re-launched Operation Majnu on Tuesday. A team of policemen headed by DCP (Traffic) Bharti Arora reached the Guru Dronacharya Metro station to nab male commuters in the womens coaches.
While several passengers tried to run away, eyewitnesses said that the cops managed to catch hold of most of them. Ritika Raha, a commuter, said, Women face lot of harassment when travelling with male passengers in crowded trains. This is the reason why the exclusive womens coaches were introduced in the first place. But despite several warnings, some men continue to board the womens coaches. It is a good thing that the police are taking action against such commuters.
However, even though the operation has been touted as successful by many, some commuters raised objections to bating of male passengers.
Said Vibha Garg, a commuter who was traveling with her family: This move might discourage men from boarding womens compartment but it is unfair to physically punish the defaulters. According to many, it is a different thing if a man is found harassing a woman. But to physically punish men for simply boarding a womens coach is taking the thing too far. Some commuters have also objected to the interference of Gurgaon police at metro stations. Said Bimal Gusain, a commuter, The Gurgaon police should not carry out operations at Metro stations as these are under the jurisdiction of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
Earlier, when the drive was launched in November last year, the Gurgaon police had nabbed over 35 defaulters. Subsequently, the city police conducted similar operations in buses, local trains and public places after the success of first phase of Operation Majnu.