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Ggn women professionals extend support to Varnika

The high profile stalking incident of a young woman professional in Chandigarh not only reflected the growing insecurities of women but also highlighted that how men of power and money disobey the law.
The daring incident may have occurred in Haryana's capital but the anger and frustrations is also felt in the state's financial capital where various women professionals on Wednesday have empathised with Varnika Kundu and her family.
Already notorious for being unsafe for women, there has been various complaints that how young men associated with wealth and power on various occasions has been on the wrong side of the law.
Besides high cases of molestation, there have also been large numbers of cases of drunken- rash driving, road- rage and open-drinking and street fights being reported.
While there have been heavy police presence at MG road, various incidents recently where the youth after drinking created ruckus on the streets and even got in tiff with the police personnel.
Even as the Haryana government has banned the open drinking, there are still incidents where people drink openly at the liquor vending units that are in proximity to various corporate houses.
"It's a myth that only people who are financially weak involve in acts of molestation. There have been various occasions where boys who come with their friends in SUV and molest us either by giving us dirty glances or intimidating us by following us when we are driving alone," said Tanvi Sachdeva, one of the MNC employees.
Reportedly, there was an incident of molestation that was reported from Sukhrali area on Monday night where a working women professional was chased by group of men in the car.
Ironically, this was around the same area where few months ago, a young girl from north-east was abducted and then gang raped.
Many of the urbanised villages in the city have made big fortune by selling their agricultural lands to the developers and are presently getting huge rental income.
Most of the youth in these villages may be involved in par-time professions like newspaper vendors, bus and cab drivers and bouncers in pubs but they rely on the high rental incomes.
"It is unfortunate but when you have easy money you do become spoilt and it is happening to our youth," said Sukhdev Sehrawat, a resident of Sukhrali village.
"Somewhere in all this even we are to be blamed for not taking care of our boys," Sehrawat further added.
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