In order to instill morality, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that boys of all government as well as private schools and colleges would have to take an oath promising that they would never misbehave with any girl. Kejriwal on Tuesday said the same at an event organised by FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry). The pledge will be repeated at regular intervals over a period of time.
Addressing a huge gathering at the event, who were mostly women, Kejriwal said that female students would be asked to speak to their ‘brothers’ against indulging in any misbehavior against them and if found guilty, would be abandoned from home. Apart from this, Kejriwal said that girls should also discuss sensitive issues as well as any objectionable conversations occurred in school with their family members. Mothers and sisters of the students have to initiate a conversation with their sons and brothers in order to make them understand the sensitivity of the topic.
Kejriwal said, “Increase in violence against women is a sign of mental depravity. So, we’ve decided to introduce a campaign. In every schools&colleges boys will be given oath to not misbehave with any woman, in regular intervals. This will help boys understand their responsibilities.”
Talking about the steps taken for the safety of women especially after the recent horrific rapes in the country, Kejriwal mentioned about his government’s achievements of installing almost 3,00,000 CCTV cameras, 2,00,000 street lights (soon to be installed) and deployment of 13,000 marshals for patrolling inside government and buses in Delhi.