JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said that women were the victim of sexual harassment as whenever they board a public transport, men of all age try to touch them inappropriately.
“A woman is not safe, when she boards a matador or a bus, men from the age group of 15 to 70 tries to touch her indecently.”
“Men won’t understand what mental trauma the woman has to go through, when she is touched inappropriately by these pervert,” she said during a function in Jammu on Friday.
Ms Mehbooba said that passing on of “vulgar comments” by the men was one torture which the female passenger has to go through.
“These men touch the woman inappropriately with their elbows, it’s a torture that a woman travelling in public transport has to go through everyday,” she said.
The Chief Minister said that her government would soon be introducing all women passenger vehicles in both the capital cities of the state.
“Some have already been introduced in Srinagar, while more would be introduced and they will be introduced in Jammu as well,” she said.
Ms Mehbooba said that her government was working for encouraging women entrepreneurship in the state and has decided to reserve 10 per cent land in the industrial hubs for the woman entrepreneurs.
She said that her government was also is in the process of offering 50 per cent subsidy to the female students of two colleges of Jammu and Srinagar so that they can purchase a two-wheeler.
“The aim of this is to put the female in a controlling situation where she is free to travel go wherever she wants,” she added.