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Seven Years On, Bus Stop From Where Nirbhaya Boarded Bus Still A Dark Spot

New Delhi: Seven years after Nirbhaya’s grotesque gangrape despatched shock waves throughout the nation, the bus stand in south Delhi from the place the 23-year-old lady boarded a bus stays a darkish spot the place girls nonetheless encounter unwelcome remarks and stares.

On the intervening evening of December 16-17, 2012, Nirbhaya boarded the bus along with her good friend from Munirka bus cease. Because the bus drove by way of town, she was raped and brutalised by six individuals, together with a minor, earlier than being thrown out. Her good friend was additionally assaulted.

Repulsed, individuals took to the streets in Delhi and different elements of the nation demanding justice for her and higher security measures for ladies.

Girls, who’re common commuters, say the bus cease turns into an unauthorised parking space after 9 pm and so they should face lewd feedback and leering males nearly on daily basis.

A 24-year-old lady, who didn’t want to be named, stated the safety measures promised by authorities after the gangrape are but to see the sunshine of day.

“Everyday we see in the news that the convicts in the Nirbhaya case are going to be hanged soon, but nothing happens. There was talk about installing CCTV cameras at the bus stop and GPS devices in buses, but this bus stop is still a haunted place,” she stated.

“I travel across Delhi for work but I live in Munirka village. My parents are not as concerned when I go to other places as they are when I come here. Somebody has to pick me up as soon as I deboard here,” she added.

Rani Kumari, 27, who works as a beautician in Inexperienced Park, stated the bus cease turns into an unauthorised parking spot after 9 pm on daily basis and it’s a problem to keep away from the “creepy” males who collect right here.

“After I leave work, I take a bus till Munirka. When I get down at the bus stop, many autos are parked here. It is very difficult to avoid the stares of the auto drivers,” she stated.

“The worst part is that they refuse to drop you home, saying they are done for the day. However, they are never too tired to pass lewd comments or follow you when you walk back home,” she added.

Related considerations had been shared by 35-year-old Meena.

“Government says we can complain if an auto driver refuses us a ride at night. One day, I forcibly sat in the only auto that I found at the bus stop. I told the driver that he could not say no to dropping me or I would lodge a complaint. He said his auto didn’t have enough CNG. I knew he was lying, but I had no option but to get down and walk in the dark,” she stated.


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