KARACHI: This is to bring into the notice of the authorities through your newspaper that cases of inappropriate behaviour and sexual harassment are gradually increasing in Karachi. The issue should be addressed effectively without any further loss of time. For working women and female school or college students, such a thing is an everyday fare. Women feel that they are taking a risk when navigating the city on their own, notably when travelling alone, or waiting for bus at a bus stop.
Harassment in the public sphere creates a sense of fear among females. In my opinion, sexual harassment should be classified as a terrorist activity because its victims are the target of a behaviour that is nothing short of being terrorising. The authorities, the general public, workplaces and educational institutions need to take strict action against this menace.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 1st, 2015.
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