.......I.H.R.O. Celebrates International Women’s Day
...............Demon in man set on fire
.......Five Women awarded as ‘Brave Girls of the Year’
.................Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, March 8: Four brave women- Saru Rana, Rajni Thakur, Paramjit Kaur and Anurag Gill- of Punjab today set to fire a symbolic effigy of a male demon (comprising sexual (human) wolves- KPS Gill, Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, former V-C Pbi Uni, Patiala; H S Guram, V-C, PTU, Jal; Kulraj Gill, Physical College, PTA and Naresh Nagpal, principal, Govt Polytechnic for Women, Jalandhar), who subjected women to sexual harassment in different walks of life.
Although coming from different organisations, different cities and parts of the state, these bravados had something in common. They had stood against sexual harassment meted out to them either by their teachers, employers or their own students. They were together on a common platform to share their experiences on the International Women’s Day at a seminar organised by the International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO) here.
These women of substance had a message for their counterparts– not to bow under pressure and stand against the evil of sexual harassment. While the world looked at them with appreciation when they were being awarded the "Brave Girls of the Year Award" by the IHRO, the ordeal they had undergone during their fight for justice was writ large on their faces. They conveyed a simple message: "Fight for your rights and never give up the fight."
Stating that sexual harassment was rampant in almost all-educational institutes, these women said the system of internal assessment was the culprit in letting the demon go scot-free. While demanding that the system of internal assessment be done away with, as it discouraged female students to go against their teachers, the awardees said they had themselves heard girls complain against their teachers in privacy but were fearful of raising their voice.
"I also faced a similar problem. But then I went ahead and chose to fail in examination than to be exploited. I received a complaint of my junior after the case came to light. She had complained that she had to undergo a similar treatment and had to leave her class finally. But she did not come out openly and instead chose to leave the degree course," said Saru Rana, whose complaint lead to the ouster of the vice-chancellor of Punjabi University.
Rajni Thakur, a second-year student of MPEd. At Physical Education College, Patiala, who had complained against her teacher, said she had refused to take the exploitation and in her fight against her teacher a woman also tried her best to prevent her from raising her voice.
Ms Paramjit Kaur, an employee of Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, said that unless the women listened to their heart, the evil of sexual harassment would become stronger day by day.
Ms Anurag Gill, a former lecturer in Government College of Boys, Ludhiana, who was harassed by her students, appreciated the role of the police and media in bringing the guilty to the book. She had resigned (in protest) from her college when the principal of the college had allegedly punished her instead of her students against whom she had complained.
After the seminar, where these girls shared their experiences with other women, an effigy representing five men who had allegedly exploited them was burnt.
Besides, five women- Saroj Rani (Pbi Uni, PTA), Kulwant Kaur Sandhu (Physical College, PTA), Satya Rani, PTU, Jal), Srita Mahajan and Surekha Yadav (Govt Polytechnic for Women, Jal) were declared black sheep, who had allegedly either connived with "sexual wolves" or shielded them.
Several resolutions were passed at the function, which among others was attended by IHRO chairperson D S Gill, general secretary M S Grewal, IHRO Women’s Wing Coordinator and Head Dr Kanwaljit Kaur Bal, Public Relations secy Inderjit Kaur, Secy Gurpreet Dhunna, Ms Niru Lakhanpal, Ms Narinder Virdi and Dr Jiwanjot Kaur.
WHO WILL INJECT MORAL EDUCATION INTO THE NATION'S BODY?
THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIAN "SERFS & SLAVES" NEITHER MENTIONS PARTITION NOR HINDU RELIGION.
WHO WILL PROJECT DIGNITY AND EMINENCE OF HINDU FEMALES IN THE DECOMPOSING AND DISINTEGRATING HINDUSTAN?
BOTH THE PRESIDENT AND THE PRIME MINISTER ARE SINGLE MALES. A WORLD RECORD IN DEGRADATION OF NATIVE FEMALES.
IN INDIA NO ONE FEELS THE SHAME, DISGRACE OR INADEQUACY AT THE TOP. NO ONE IN THE WHOLE COUNTRY CAN "RELATE" TO THE WHITE ELEPHANT IMPORTED BY BOFORS CHOR, "RASCAL RAJIV" (SONIA KHAN).
.......THE DIGNITY OF THE HINDU NATION IS IN DUST RIGHT NOW.