UAE: Staring at women can land you in jail – Know other offences

Dubai: In order to make the environment secure for women, the Dubai Police arrested 19 persons who were harassing and eve teasing women on beaches and roads.

According to the report published in Khaleej Times, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a person can land in jail for winking at women, staring them, blowing kiss etc.

The offense also includes dropping phone numbers.

It may be mentioned that as per Article 359 of the penal code of UAE, a person can land in jail for one year or has to pay a fine of Dh10,000 or both if he attempts to disgrace a female by words or by deeds in a public street or frequented place.

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If expat commits such crime, deportation is also mandatory.

It may be noted that most of the beachgoers face such harassment. In 2018, 1725 persons were arrested for committing such crimes on Dubai beach.

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