New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday informed that boys studying in government schools and colleges across the national capital will be asked to take a pledge to behave properly with females, stated a report. Calling out the increase in violence against women as a sign of mental depravity, Kejriwal said that the AAP government’s campaign would help boys understand their responsibilities.
“We have decided that in all schools, we will get boys to take a pledge that they will never misbehave with any girl,” said Kejriwal on Friday, as quoted by news agency IANS, while speaking at an event. He further urged the ladies in the family to sensitise boys on women’s safety, speak to them about the issues concerning women everywhere and making them take an oath to respect women. “And if he does anything wrong, the girl should tell her brother that,’I am breaking all ties with you’,” Kejriwal was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Later on Friday, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal requested Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal to break her hunger strike seeking the death penalty for convicts in rape cases within 6 months, stated news agency ANI.
Earlier this month, while speaking in the Delhi Assembly, Kejriwal had said that neither the government nor the police should be blamed for the crimes against women.”We should also see what has been done to the mentality of men, boys. Delhi schools should do something to make young boys sensitive. Only police and the government cannot do this. The society should change,” Kejriwal said as quoted by news agency IANS.
The Delhi CM also requested Education Minister Sisodia to introduce courses, if needed, that would sensitise the male students on this issue. This idea, he hoped, would change the mindset of the society, stated new agency PTI.