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As many as 82 per cent of women find buses to be the most unsafe place in Delhi and 96 per cent of women feel unsafe to venture out alone,says a survey done by the NGO CEQUIN,or the Centre for Equity and Inclusion.

As many as 82 per cent of women find buses to be the most unsafe place in Delhi and 96 per cent of women feel unsafe to venture out alone,says a survey done by the NGO CEQUIN,or the Centre for Equity and Inclusion.

With sexual harassment in public places on the rise in the Capital,areas like Chandni Chowk,Connaught Place,Karol Bagh and Rohini are deemed the most unsafe localities for women,the study says.

The organisation,run by Sachin Pilot’s wife Sara and Lora Prabhu,said it had formed a working committee that would contact the key stakeholders and form ways to improve the safety of women in Delhi. Prabhu said the survey covered more than 600 respondents,who were asked questions about sexual harassment and their safety in the city.

“We were shocked to hear that women faced the most harassment in crowded places in the city,” Prabhu said.

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CEQUIN has roped in India batsman Virender Sehwag and the Delhi Daredevils IPL team as its ambassadors to spread the message.

Sara Pilot said they have already talked to Lieutenant Governor Tejendra Khanna,who assured them full support. “We will work with departments like transport,market associations and the police to increase safety for women in the city,” she said.

First published on: 14-11-2009 at 12:43:23 am
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