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Updated: July 14, 2012 10:43 IST

Guwahati molestation: 8 persons still at large

    Sushanta Talukdar
    Bindu Shajan Perappadan
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CULPRITS GALORE: The Assam Public Works, a social organisation, has erected two hoardings in Guwahati, displaying the photographs of the accused in Monday’s molestation of a girl. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar
The Hindu CULPRITS GALORE: The Assam Public Works, a social organisation, has erected two hoardings in Guwahati, displaying the photographs of the accused in Monday’s molestation of a girl. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar

Four days after the stripping and molestation of a teenage girl by a gang in full public view in Guwahati, the Assam government on Friday ordered an inquiry into the outrageous incident.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi asked Additional Chief Secretary Emily Das Chowdhary to conduct the inquiry and submit a report within 15 days.

Mr. Gogoi also ordered immediate disciplinary action against the police officers who were guilty of dereliction of duty. The action came hours after Team Anna activist Akhil Gogoi demanded that President’s Rule be imposed on the State for the “worsening” law and order situation. The BJP took out a rally in Guwahati against the government’s “failure” to maintain law and order.

Meanwhile, a fourth person was arrested. The four were among the 16 identified in connection with the incident that occurred in front of a bar at Christian Basti on the Guwahati-Shillong Road on Monday night. A video of the assault taken by a TV channel and uploaded on Youtube sparked a nationwide outcry.

Director-General of Police Jayanto Narayan Choudhury told The Hindu that the police were searching for eight others. The identity of one of the accused was yet to be ascertained. Giving details of the incident, Mr. Choudhury said the girl, along with three boys, had gone to the bar to attend a birthday party of her friend. “However, when it came to payment, the birthday girl told her and the boys that she had lost her ATM card. This caused a brawl among them. Then the bar manager showed them the door. After they came out, there was a physical fight among them. Some people waiting near an autorickshaw stand intervened… Soon some more gathered, and as the birthday girl and the three boys fled, the girl was left all alone. Taking advantage of the situation, some people molested her. The police got a call from someone from a nearby hotel and rushed to the spot and rescued the girl.”

The Assam Public Works, a social organisation, erected two big hoardings, at Chandmari and Dispur Super Market, and multiple flex banners, displaying the photographs of six accused persons and appealing to the public to inform and hand over to the police whenever they come across these persons.

On Friday, the girl and her family refused to meet a delegation of the Assam State Commission for Women when it visited their home for an inquiry. A delegation went to meet the girl, “but her elder sister told us that she would not meet anyone,” Commission chairperson Meera Barooah said.

NCW chief’s plea

Demanding an exemplary punishment for the gang, the National Commission for Women said on Friday that a panel would visit Guwahati on Saturday.

The Assam government and Assam Police should hang their heads in shame for the most heinous, brutal and Talibani treatment meted out to a young hapess girl in Guwhati in full public and Assam policemen view, whose clothes and under garments were being torn, resulting into she being stripped, mercileesly manhandled by a dozen or more goons of Assam. To add to the misery, DGP Assam's adverse remarks that the police can not be everywhere, is shocking. It is disgusting that despite the photographs of the Assamee goons involved in this gory incident, flashed through media and even after a lapse of more than a week, Assam Police has not been able to apprehend all the culprits, so far. It shows that Assam police is ineffective/incapable of maintaining peace and harmony in the state. In the interest of upholding the good image of our country, the burly policemen from Punjab, Haryana and Kerala should be brought in Assam to deal with the lawless goons who are at large.

from:  P.P. TALWAR
Posted on: Jul 15, 2012 at 12:15 IST

Alcohol is a good lubricant for immoral acts. It inhibits the self control one learned regressing
him/ her to the Id and the ego state, with the perceived consequence of the person's act
becomes less relevant. World over, alcohol intoxication is seen as a major component in
anti-social behavior. In India, the alcohol culture is poor. Unlike in the West, where they drink
small amounts to have a social interaction, in India they drink to get drunk with serious
outcomes. Time for some reflections.

from:  Saratchandran
Posted on: Jul 15, 2012 at 10:35 IST

What shock me now are two events reported yesterday. A local T.V. channelshowed that Akon Borah a minister along woith some youth congress workers went to the resident of the molested girl on 14th. while Borah claimed that he went to enquire how the gorl was after Borah left the youth congress workers whisked the girl away to some unknown destination. I suspect that she will be influenced to help some politically connected accused escape the net. A local news paper qouted the police chief as saying to reporters that Assam police is not an ATM to give instant results. News papers in Assam have been exposing the corruption in police and a nexus with robbers! Only money and power matters . That is why criminals are emboldened.We need strong direct democratic action by the conscious section of the Assamese to save Assam not only from such crimes but also from anarcy. There are reports large scale public violence against corrupt officials. We are on the verge of anarchy.

from:  Apurba K Baruah
Posted on: Jul 15, 2012 at 07:20 IST

The most outrageous incident in the history of molestation in India.
Not just because of the severity of the incident but the indifference
of the people involved at each stage. Who is to be blamed?
The friends of the girl who left are stranded in the middle of the
night?
The callous crowd watching the gory crime instead of avoiding it?
The cameraman who was shooting the whole scene and trying to stop it?
The police who took their own time to arrive?
The abominable gang of 15 young despicables, who we believe are the
future of this nation.!?
It could be anyones mother or sister or wife the next time. This
incident has made the country a very unsafe place to be in.

from:  Revanth
Posted on: Jul 15, 2012 at 02:37 IST

the nation in shame ....cultural degradation at its best .a incompetent police force which has miserably failed in its duties to save its citizens especially the women ,girls ,children and elderly .in there quest to earn few black bucks ,police are always reneging duty rendering cities unsafe.the point that a girl who was just out enjoying her birthday could land in such a trouble that she had to deal with a mob out to take liberties and put her life at risk.who has given such a freedom to those if not the system .without any regards to the lawg of the land and if there is any seriousness on the part of the chosen ones to serve with dedication and accountability thats expected off them emmense powers they have in there hands notwithstanding ,it gives a feeling that everything is not in order and a lot is desired .till such a date ,and if that were to come even after such crimes against humanity ,are we putting our faith in right place ?civil society should well be ready for new changes

from:  Vijay Singh
Posted on: Jul 15, 2012 at 01:46 IST

The video on YT has the faces of almost all of the perpetrators. Why
have only 4 been arrested? What good is a police service that cannot
be present in sensitive locations, cannot arrive on time, cannot
protect victims, cannot catch perps, cannot prove cases in courts,
tries to shift the blame onto the victims, and generally excels at
bungling things? Rather than shame these worthless trash into action,
some individuals like jagannathan are actually going on the morality
warpath against the victim. Shameful! They should remember that
molestation isn't restricted to bars and "rich families' offspring".
Tribals are also molested, that too on the road leading to the
legislature. What code of your morality did that girl violate, Mr
jagannathan?
Raja- Why shouldn't they? If the boys can go why can't the girls?
because they are vulnerable? Is India a war zone, with girls the
target, that they have to stick to a curfew? You cannot stand girls
equal with boys and you ask THEM to soul search?

from:  Aritra Gupta
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 21:55 IST

@sara : Do you even think twice before posting a comment?
Do you really think a girl would go through such an ordeal willingly?
After everything people can think of saying, there is always someone who can come up with such ridiculous comments.

from:  Prahlad
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 21:38 IST

Hang All of them.

from:  Samrat Sah
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 17:40 IST

As far as i know the NE girls is more stronger than any other place in India.There people have more respect for woman.Whenever there is a small fight they often act as an Arbiter and settle the dispute.But when I heard about this despicable incident,this led me into quagmire that what will happen to the future of India.I can't believe this happened in NE.I strongly criticize the people who were watching the incident and also the person who was making the video of that assaulted girl.I request to the government to punish the culprit in such a way that one's thinks 100 times before doing such kind of disgusting activities.

from:  Vinay Gupta
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 16:44 IST

@Sara how can you say that? Being a girl, can you image staging
something like this to draw attention to yourself? How can you even
insinuate that someone would plan something like this. The molesters are
smiling because they know they, like many others, are going to suffer
minimal punishment for this.

from:  Ria
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 15:22 IST

What happened in Gauhati is deplorable and the culprits should be caught and flogged in public. At the same time we Indians need to ponder where we are heading. In almost all the major cities the pubs and discos have sprung up and doing a roaring business. One cannot go alone in such discos and have to go in pairs and they charge exhorbitant fees. Drinks are available as long as you want and young people hang out in such locations for hours till late night. In such high spirits the youngsters get into all immoral acts. For this the concerned parents mostly of rich families are to be blamed. Some hoodlums who cannot afford such locations wait in groups and they enjoy outside and take wrong routes in their own way. If something goes wrong we start attacking the law enforcement agencies and they cannot be present everywhere. We talk of our religious ethos, respect for our women folk, respecting elders and so on and give convenience based arguments. Each family need to take blame for ills.

from:  jagannathan
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 13:17 IST

The only way to stop these kind of crimes is enabling our woman and
girls with self defense weapons like Tasers, sharp knives, pepper
sprays, stun guns etc. and making use of these weapons legal. It IS
the need of an hour now. There is no way Police can be there at all
places always neither good men for her protection.
Going democratic way to get justice in such case will not happen since
the legal system in India is totally funny and ridiculous. We read
judgement of 1984 cases being declared now. There is no one
questioning judges what takes them so long to declare results. What is
the point in going to police and court ? They will only delay the
justice for victims which will be as good as denied. Judges should
have statutory limitations first to solve the cases in so and so
hours/days. Then only there will be some respect for law. Currently
entire country is lawless and people are living in a situation like
Jungle.

from:  Anand Valunjkar
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 13:12 IST

In most of India, the Male Mindset is that women are Second Class Citizens; they must obey and be subservient to the male; they don't deserve Equal Treatment and Protection. Most would ask, "Why girls are dressing up like this? Why are they going out after 7 pm / sunset? Why are they going to Pub/Bar at all? Why they have boy friends?" And they say, "Modest girls will be treated right, and all others will be mistreated, molested, kicked and raped; they deserved it any way! Blah.. Blah". Even most orthodox, tradition bound or religious women - Maamis - also ask such stupid questions and are happy that young girls are molested in the broad light. It's a great tragedy and failure of God & Religion in India. Very sad. Then what's the Solution? Politicians, policemen and others can't change the situation much. Women must rise up and revolt and DEMAND equal RIGHTS and PROTECTION. There should be mass movement at the very grass-root level.

from:  Yamaka
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 12:11 IST

Law and order in Assam appears to have broken down. How an ordinary
citizen can be safe when even ruling poarty MLA (Rumi Nath) is
assaulted, girl raped in broad daylight. Perhaps a "Protection from
Mob Act" should be enacted. Under this law, any person or owner of
property or anybody on their behalf may use lethal force against any
person or group of persons illegally entering into a land or premises
and attack or incite to attack another person or property. New law
will put participants of mob and their inciters on notice. Properties
of the attackers/ inciters may be confiscated to compensate victims'
damages. In USA we call it "Stand Your Ground" law

from:  Maya Ghose
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 11:49 IST

There alot of questions that are still not being looked at, if the girl is 17 how come she was served liquor?, why are those molesters smiling at the camera. It seems all pre planned.

from:  Sara
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 11:28 IST

Cant believe that this incident happened in Guwahati. Have lived in
Upper assam for 4 years and thought that Assam is a safer place for
women and a place where women are highly regarded. Never heard of
molestation, sexual assault or rape during my stay there. Guess
hooligans are not bound by state boundaries. the people responsible
should be brought to justice. This one off incident should be SET AS AN
EXAMPLE of JUSTICE to prevent any occurrences in the future.

from:  S SUNDARRAMAN
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 11:26 IST

This is one of the most shameful act in recent times and i condemn it to the core. But I am happy to see that it has been taken seriously by the Assam Government and the local people have taken out several protest marches against this one incident.This is something which occurs in metros like Delhi on a regular basis, specially molestation and rape of North East girls. Only a few days back a similar incident happened in a bar outside Delhi,a girl was molested by a group of men.However,its sad that the incident was immediately put under the carpet by the national media because people chose to ignore it unlike in this Guwahati case. Its all about hype and commercialization and I am quite shocked to see this News appear on the front page of 'The Hindu' as a headline especially when it has chosen to ignore all the similar incidents in the past in Delhi and elsewhere. Looks like 'The Hindu' has also joined the bandwagon in the race for TRPs. Nevertheless, I condemn the incident.

from:  Pranjal Barman
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 11:11 IST

i really am ashamed to call my self an indian. I saw the video, what sickens me is that the fact that the mob goes on molesting the girl without impunity. Which clearly means that they are not afraid of the law at all. So, they should be given exemplary punishment.

from:  sundar
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 10:54 IST

I really shudder to think of female retaliation.Nobody with any
intelligence need talk.Imagine about 400 karate black belt females
walking the streets in Guwahati.I dont think the newspapers will
report anything hereafter.

from:  Prof.Paul.V.John
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 09:43 IST

What really is worrisome is these values of respecting a woman should be instilled at a basic education level but instead our education system makes people like these, walking filmi characters that were played in the 1980's by shakti kapoor. Media coverage helped in this case but the truth is this happens in almost all the small and big cities in Ganpati festivals, and when India wins the world cup. no one talks about it. Sometimes I feel sad to be an Indian!

from:  Anurag
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 07:58 IST

Inida is the Country where women are respected and given Goddesses Status. The people who has done these cruel,rutless and non-human act has has an has to be behind bars and shall be given life term punishment atleast.These people should be thrown away from the soceity.Keeping past incidents girls too should change their view,timmings,if possible change or look for their companion while an for enjoyments?Why go late night alone?Let us all come to gether and pressurize the Law to punish these people.

from:  Ranjit Pol
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 07:45 IST

Execute them....They don't have right to live..

from:  REDDY
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 07:37 IST

I could not believe that I am living in a civilized country that
boasts of respect to ladies and elderly. I have seen elderly being
pushed, abused and even beaten by the young newly rich brats or
uncouth village hooligans who permeated into city life destroying its
culture with their uncultured ways ( almost in every city..).After
being abroad for more than forty years in a number of countries I
strongly feel that we have lost our traditional values.I have seen the
clips on tv channels. It is a crying shame. The senior police officer
who should be an IPS has disgraced his rank by uttering casual
comments making it light. He should have been taken to the task
immediately and suspended along with station In-charge of the police
station who arrived so late.Thanks to media pressure the authorities
moved. Humiliating a defenceless girl like animals with grins on
their ugly faces speak volumes of our young generation.Such cases
should be taken very seriously by law enforcing authorities.

from:  Nazim H. Khan
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 07:33 IST

If public are doing like this that means Democracy of our country is going in wrong direction.A democratic country means respect to woman.Woman is the main reason for the growth of every culture and Civilization. So everyone has the feeling of respect for them.We are the public and we have to give promise to ourselve to resist it with full effort.A proverb is there "it is better to live one day as brave than thousand days as coward".The girl should fight for her dignity and all have to support her.

from:  vibhuti nath
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 07:23 IST

This is a shame for society. Because none other than our society is responsible for that type of deeds.The people who are responsible for the deed must be punished exemplary.

from:  Shaitan Singh
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 07:23 IST


I reckon the main reason that this inbreed swine Amarjyoti Kalita is still at large is that he has a relative(brother-in -law or something) working at officer level at the DGP office, Ulubari, Guwahati(Assam). I personally know this information and also that he has contacts in Arunachal Pradesh and might be lying low there right now. And the very reason I am sharing this information with the public is because I know him from a long time to be lewd and evil person.And want to see him brought to book since he has crossed every limits.

from:  Akhil Raja
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 07:16 IST

All these culprits should be caught and handed over to public. Let the public give them exemplary punishment in full public view

from:  A K
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 06:57 IST

We have the most corrupt and out dated police system. Police harbours
criminals and get haftas from them. There is no accountability in
terms of the response time taken by the police. Our judicial system is
pathetic. It takes ages to bring the culprit to justice. I remember a
rape case in which our college girl was the victim. It took 7 years
for guilty to get punished. Common people are afraid to help as they
are more afraid of police and complicated legal cases they will get
into. There is no immunity and protection to witnesses. NO victim
support system. So its not a surprise that such incidents happen in
our country. Its just that this is caught on camera. These incidents
happen very regularly every where. We choose our netas who have zero
interest in reforms and curbing corruption.

from:  Rohit Ranjan
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 05:33 IST

Such shameless act in my beloved country do fill my heart with pain, anger and shame. As a common man, I feel helpless, really helpless. These incidence have become so common for us that people are not at all bothered and don't dare to stop such horrendous acts happening in public! Every now and then we keep on proving that 'humans who were supposed to be the best creation of god have turned out to be the worst! Shame on us. This is the worst face we can see of a "hypocritic" indian society which only boast about it's religion, temples, mosques, traditions, culture, emotional bondings and what not but never practices anything to it's actual senses.

from:  Vikram Mehta
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 05:15 IST

I would like to comment on Mr.Raja's comment on women doing soul searching. First of all, why can't women enjoy the same privileges as men? And if a man can go to a bar for a drink, why can't women go too?? why can't women enjoy simple basic things in life the same way men do?There is never any judgement when a man goes to a bar but if a women does, she is branded as "loose" or "go do some soul searching". Maybe people need to travel around the world and see how women have done exceptionally well in their lives,esp in the West. India is way behind and the so called "freedom/independence" has a long way to go

from:  LC
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 05:07 IST

Mr. Raja,

I find your entire comment bizarre and a textbook example of classic male
chauvinism - using your narrow view of culture to define where women should be
or should not be and who they should be with or should not be with. You take
umbrage at girls being in bars and lament the absence of "Indian culture" in their
actions. My question to you Sir: Does Indian culture not apply to men - in that they
should desist from rape?

I find our comment "women and girls should know their limits" particularly
outrageous. Rather than saying that the men who perpetrated this heinous act
should know their limits, you shift the blame to the victim. Whether a woman is in
a bar or not is no excuse for a man to force himself upon her.

Guess it is time that properly implemented laws make men realise their limits
rather than shift the onus to women, as you do Mr. Raja.

from:  V.Suresh
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 04:51 IST

These kind of news never cease to shock me, every day there is some
kind of sexual assault. But to do it in public is extremely shameful,
not just for the people there but for me too as being an Indian.
I wish we had some kind of communism or even a religious government
like is Saudi. I would be happy to see their heads roll the next
friday on some busy street. I think the people of that place too needs
to be punished for not stopping them and alerting the cops.
These kinds of acts are a curse to our great civilization, it happened
once and the result was kurukshetra.
I generally do not support death punishment for rape, but this kind of
offence needs to be given death punishment, because I do not want them
on streets even after 14years.

from:  Vignesh
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 03:32 IST

when the police arrived on the scene the girl was still getting
molested, Why were the culprits not caught then ?

from:  Ritu Kaushal
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 02:20 IST

Culprits should be punished severely so that nobody will do such henious act.

from:  Raman P
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 02:19 IST

Interestingly any tragic criminal incident that takes place in any Indian state ruled by a non-congress party alone or in coalition with other such parties gets wide coverage in the media, especially in some TV channels where it gets continuous loud coverage with emphasis on criticizing the government and not the perpetrators of the crime. Clearly the Adarsh scam in Maharashtra where Congress leaders are allegedly involved, media loses its voice. Hopefully 2014 may change all these!

from:  K.Vijayakumar
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 02:09 IST

I am outraged by the kind of news I hear these days.. Everyday women are molested, harrased, raped,news of incest, killed and what not. Why are many men in our country turning into hooligans? They are being inhumane, desperate, animal-like and absolutely immoral. This is the face of a country that boasts of its culture to the world. Shameful and disgusting act over women and noone to protect them and severely punish such demons. Its time our country stopped calling itself as an epitome of rich culture. Everyday the newspapers are filled with such horrorful stories. What sadness me the most is that not even one onlooker had the courage to oppose this and people just watched with no ethics or social responsibility.
Why should women be the scapegoat? Are we really free? Are we really being governed by the right authorities and are they really capable of protecting us? I doubt it...

from:  Anjali
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 02:04 IST

Sick to my stomach was my initial visceral reaction. Then I read the facts (and there
were so many versions of the facts) and it made me even more sick. First, why is our
youth so much into binge drinking? Second, When you drink, can't you not fight?
Third, How come the people on the street have nothing else to do than to join the
fracas and the mob frenzy? Fourth, Shouldn't these hooligans who seem to mock the
law be castrated? Fifth, Who can clean up the filth on the streets of India? Sixth, why
is the government and police always the answer - when we know fully well they are
ineffective at best and corrupt at worst? Seventh - Shouldn't you pick better friends
to go to a bar than a bunch of losers who refuse to pay, shout obscenity and flee
when confronted? Eighth,Will the media clowns ever learn or play a constructive role?
Ninth-The filth we see is a product of our own culture, values as promoted by
Bollywood + social media Last Will God ever save India or is he just gave up on us?

from:  ssp
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 01:57 IST

Its a very sad state that our country is bring upon itself. Women and girls are not safe. Everyday there is news of molestation, rapes, incest and what not. Why are many men in our country becoming so inhumane, desperate,animal like, and immoral? Its time to retrospect if we are being governed by authorities that can protect us, and are they capable of take actions against such acts of disgust.
Makes me sad thinking that the onlooker public did not take a step forward to help the poor girl and stop the nonsense. Disgusting.. What kind of a country are we living in and what does our ethics and principles teach us. Are we really free...

from:  Anj
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 01:46 IST

Rather than abusing its time to introspect, what is it that we're
telling our kids that is making them behave like monsters. May be its
the hypocrisy of the society to not let guys and girls interact in a way
two human beings should and rather impose guidelines about how to do
things to that are socially acceptable. Shame!

from:  Roperia
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 01:40 IST

Stringent law is not the real need. The real need is to recruit the real
humans in police force and not half humans or animals. If the police man
on the street are humans then every crime can be prevented and punished.
Only humans in Police force is the solution of the problem.

from:  Bharat
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 01:39 IST

Nowadays day by day this type of incidents raising ,it is not good for our country.whoever he is to be punished like to be hanged in public so that infuture this type of incident wont repeat. We have to amend the constitution to severe punishment for those who rape,looting the public and govt properties and damaging of properties for hang them. politician to cooperate on this to pave the way for to amend the constitution. when our ladies and girls go free without fear then is golden day for india.

from:  Raajasekharan
Posted on: Jul 14, 2012 at 00:12 IST

Instead of strongly condemning this shameful,barbaric and horrendous crime, some people are commenting about girls going to bar. What a pity Indian mind. If men can enjoy a drimk in a bar, why can;t a girl enjoy the same..I think a girl should have everyright to drink alcohol at anypoint of time at any place in our country. It's the responsibilty of the govt. security apparatus to protect her.But having said that can this happen in our highly corrupted and patriarchal Indian society, not surely. So I would kindly request all the parents who have a girl child to make sure that she ahs a full security when she go night out in our backward (both in mind and material) country. To note I am also a father of teenage girl.

from:  R.Manivarmane
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012 at 23:34 IST

the mishap has occured and no one is happy about it. but why should one upload it on the website!!!
i request the media not to telecast the victim's photo or video in the news channels even with moon light.
Many news channels interview the victims after such incidents. this shouldnt happen. I wish the authorities take note of this.

from:  kirupa shankar
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012 at 23:14 IST

Women should know and follow the code of conduct prescribed by God.
Whichever way man tries to solve the problems of mankind in other than the way prescribed by the Creator of mankind, it is just useless.
No one is questioning the Clubs, No one is questioning the Women in Drinking places but every one wants to get peace in Hell.

Is it possible have peace in Hell (While being in Evil environment )

from:  A.K.Jeelani
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012 at 22:28 IST

This shows how cheap and desperate men are.This shows how immoral our
country is and especially the person who took the video and uploaded
it as soon as he got the video he should have sent it to the concerned
authority instead of uploading in the net.The passer by are also very
much to be blamed.The habit of people to ignore unpleasant happenings
has lead to terrible consequences and this is not the first time.It
should be made sure that the men responsible are never capable of
committing this crime again.Giving such a punishment will ensure that
all others learn to behave with woman.Ideas for such punishments can
be taken from countries like IRAQ,where such crimes rarely occur due
to the severity of the punishment.

from:  sri sesha priya
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012 at 22:09 IST

A disgrace on all mamkind and a disgrace on India. Where is the culture of respect for women but also for men (racial attack on African student). There is no human rights culture practised in the bulk of Indians. Strict application and enforcement of lawas and respect for the Human Rights Charter....racial and gender abuse are unacceptable!!!

from:  viren rambiritch
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012 at 22:07 IST

A disgrace on all mamkind and a disgrace on India. Where is the culture of respect for women but also for men (racial attack on African student). There is no human rights culture practised in the bulk of Indians. Strict application and enforcement of lawas and respect for the Human Rights Charter....racial and gender abuse are unacceptable!!!

from:  viren rambiritch
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012 at 22:07 IST

I am so ashamed to call myself an Indian today.
To think that a group of men, hanging out outside, would actually COLLABORATE with each other to perform this horrific act to a complete stranger they do not know makes me so completely sick and disgusted. Are women just looked at as sex objects? Objects for forceful pleasure? Do these men just forget about their sister, their mother, their daughter, their wife when they make the decision, COLLECTIVELY, to indulge in this evilness?

And as for those myopic people who say "women should know their boundaries", you are of the same stock as this. Nothing, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING justifies that ridiculous, 15th century-minded, sexist and misogynistic statement. You sir, need to think about your sick attitude and get some psychological help because it really is a sign of mental sickness that you have thought it appropriate to make that statement in this context.

from:  Aley
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012 at 21:02 IST

History repeats, In mahabartha, Keechaka did the same to Draupadi and Bheema went ripped his thighs. Now these people are kaliyug Keechaka's but we do not have kaliyug Bheemas, but every citizen voice should come forward as powerful as Bheema protest this and keep safe for all good law abiding citizens.

from:  raghu
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012 at 20:28 IST

Molesting a girl is a very heinous crime,only a girl can understand the pain. According to Sec 354 (assault or criminal force on a woman with the intent to outrage her modesty-from the hindu) a very strict punishment must be given. Just cut down the hands of the person who rape or molestate a girl. Let that person feel the pain,as the girl feels in her heart and brain throughout her life.

from:  Shruti
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012 at 20:27 IST

"Asked about the safety of women in Guwahati, the DGP said, “This incident does not prove that there are predators lurking in the city“.". I'm sorry, my common sense says this is exactly what it proves. Why is this evidence to the opposite according to the DGP?

from:  B S Kumar
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012 at 20:26 IST

Being a human we should have the courage to rise our hand when someone is in need of help.Thats morality they (people who were there at time of incident)lack.Shame on them.

from:  Indhus
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012 at 18:53 IST

This is really shameful unheard of earlier or seldom heard in the
North East. The perpetrators ought to be given exemplary punishment to
thwart any such incidents in future. It is not possible to change the
lascivious mindset of the society, specially the menfolk,isn't it the
reflection of our moral & ethical down gradation of the society at
large. Somehow it is getting perverted. who is accountable for this?
On the other hand, what are these boys & girls doing at that odd
hours and odd place? The same needs introspection. Our parents always
warned us not to be present at odd place & at odd hours of the day,by
being so,one is in a very venerable position, specially the weaker
sex. And what is this Bar Culture.what exactly does one gain from such
activity other than getting drunk & getting into some brawls. It is
statically found that many crimes are triggered from these Bar, post
Bar activities. Jassica Lal Mannu Sharma incident at the Bar Tamarind
Court is still fresh in our Memory

from:  Amalendu Barua
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012 at 16:45 IST

National Commission for Women (NCW) !!!

Please wake up and put pressure on Govt. to pass very stringent law to act as deterrent for these shameless creatures (not humans).

from:  Mangal
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012 at 16:35 IST

This is gross. Its not that we don't know that our society hasn't been fair towards a woman in providing her a safe and secure atmosphere to live in but such a ghastly abuse of a woman in public is outrigtly condemnable. Where are we heading? Where is humanity heading..where is India heading??? Time to think and act.If such hideous incidents take place in our country or for that matter anywhere...then the wole concept of 'women empowerment' goes down the gutter.Its not a human mob I see in those clips but only a pack of mad dogs! SHAMELESS!Will we like Anna Hazare have to struggle and strike for just the rigt to walk safely and with dignity on roads?? If life for a woman has this to offer...a constant fight to protect her modesty from being easily violated at the hands of the 'maddened masculinity', then I am afraid 'female foeticide' won't sound a crime. No doubt life is an ongoing war for all women. SO KEEP FIGHTING???

from:  Mona Priyadarshini
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012 at 16:22 IST

I watched media with keen interest on this case.All the questions were wrong.Can some one ask following questions from DGP Assam
1.Who was the beat Constable on duty?Who was his superior?What is the procedure to call for help if you can't handle the situation?Was that procedure followed?Who is the in charge of Order in city?What is the beat Shedule?Whar weapons/training/equipment beat constables have got?
In a state facing insurgency since 1980,police should have been little more prepared than this.
But do you think I or for that matter anyone else will get the answer.NO!
Let us face it.We have world's most organised criminals as our protectors.We call it Police!
See the reports on media - Goa police cover up/UP police mistreating women/Maharashtra police mistreating women!
If you want to learn policing,leran from Sikkim.Yes Sikkim.No crime,orderly traffic.Ask them how do they policing.Make police to go learn their way of controlling crime.

from:  D Das
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012 at 16:08 IST

Shameless act. The men looked like, hounding wolves,pounching on the innocent victim. It's time stringent action is taken against these culprits. Truely ANIMAL behaviour. Thanks to the media, for prompt action.

from:  Bhaskara Sujeet Kumar
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012 at 15:36 IST

I know what is going to happen, strong action will be taken and then after some days everything will be again in the normal mode anticipating another such action, then again the police will come in the lime light.. Hey whats happening...!! And the CM commentin just "UNFORTUNATE" is realy shameful. Didnt he see the footage? or just because he is a man he doesnt understand what a girls dignity is !Its unfortunate to have him as our CM.He should have taken such action which would have rocked the state and the creatures of the night.I being an 'aam aadmi' can comment and cant even say more then that because i am also a girl.I m scared..who knows i might be also the victim.. anybody might be..!!! i have realy moved to tears no bombastic wors to describe the incident... shocked still...!!!

from:  bitopi roy
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012 at 15:30 IST

The hand of the offenders should be chooped off for this sort of crime. This may look cruel but these type of punishments should deter others from doing the same type of crime.

from:  R.Narayanan
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012 at 15:06 IST

I strongly discourage the act. At the same time, why should four girls
go with two boys to a bar, and that too at night? Where is the Indian
culture which we were so proud of? Though we may be hypocrites, women
and girls should know their limits. Not ever men will go to bars; many
will feel ashamed. When that is the case, let the girls do a soul
searching. At the same time, let the offenders get a strong punishment,
that nobody dares to do such a thing hereafter.

from:  Raja
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012 at 14:48 IST

Mahatma Gandhi once said "the day a woman can walk freely on the roads,
that day we can say that India achieved independence" . Sad .

from:  Ram
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012 at 13:33 IST

I have begun to wonder where this country is going...
this is not the Country I was hoping it Would be.
This is not the Country Described in my Text Books.
Shame.

from:  santhosh
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012 at 13:27 IST

Why should girls suffer all this? People who are into this Shameless ACTS, Should be sentence to death. In India, We all worship the goddess and this is what is been done. How can our government be so lenient. Please for god sake. Jaago Government Jaago. Let the girls also Fly High. Even if you stop them going out at night, Still these devils will find there way out for these shameless Act.
" Don't Put restriction on girls, Find a way to stop this."

from:  Shivani Sharma
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012 at 13:02 IST

As Indians, we really need to introspect. We might have just lost all
right to call ourselves the seat of culture and dharma.

from:  Gautham
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012 at 12:14 IST

Isolated incident or once in thousand year incident, the fact a girl cannot walk the streets at whatever time of the day or night is a shame to our law enforcement authorities. Quick and harsh punishement is the only solution. When a few boys molested a girl in sydney, one of them got 58 years behind bars.

from:  mani sandilya
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012 at 12:02 IST

Most of our social ills have their roots in religion. We are too scared to question our
religion or break the spell. If we do not question our religions we may not change the
mindset of our people.

from:  P.N.Shreeniwas
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012 at 11:57 IST

I was IIT Guwahati student from 2008-2010. One day while me and friends went to eye hospital at exact same place(Christian Basti). One of my friend had to buy spects. Me and another friend were standing outside in the road with cycles. One who wanted to buy spects came to use to take money as he didnt have cash in hand and we didnt want to search for ATM. The moment they left, two guys came to us and asked for our mobile number in a threatening way.

We got scared and thought they are trying to rob my gold chain, so we started moving away. They started chasing. So took out cycle and started moving away. They had a bike and they cornered us. Public was not even bothered about us.

They we gave his mobile number then they left us.

Later we realized that they mistook us for drug dealers(bcoz we were giving cash to another person). Then we realized that this place is place of more drug activity.

We left to IITG campus immediately and complained to our hostel warden.

from:  Karthik R
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012 at 11:54 IST
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