April 04, 2017

India: Feminists Demand Stop Moral Policing, Disband Anti Romeo Squads in the State of UP

"Anti-Romeo Squads" are policemen and women and vigilante groups, operating outside the purview of law, with the support of the Uttar Pradesh State, which threaten women’s freedoms. The serious issue of violence against women and routine sexual harassment of women in Uttar Pradesh cannot be addressed by setting up anti-Romeo squads. These "squads" impose their own aggressive and arbitrary code through moral policing. It has already come to light that in many cases, these ’anti-romeo squads’ have become an even greater source of harassment and fear for women and men

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FULL TEXT AT: http://www.sacw.net/article13196.html