BOYS LOCKER ROOM: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CONTROVERSY
|Courtesy: Navbharat Times
WHAT IS THE BOYS LOCKER ROOM STORY?
The Indian society opened up to the most horrific story of the “Boys Locker Room,” an Instagram group chat where teenage school-going boys shared nude photos of minor girls and objectified it in the filthiest way. The vulgar chats also showed that they casually talked about ‘raping girls.’
WERE THE UPPER CASTE BOYS FROM SOUTH DELHI INVOLVED?
5 group members were questioned by the Delhi Police in front of their police. The Boys Locker Room group had 26 members. The shocking fact is that all these boys come from prominent institutions from South Delhi and all are between Std. Xth and XIIth. The question surely arises that is the education system failing for the students to respect women and turning themselves into devils?
HOW WAS THE GROUP CAUGHT?
The boys’ Locker Room scandal was caught in the act by Delhi Cyber Crime Branch Police. Since then, it is the most talked topic and gaining sparks on social media. The group chat is criticized over all the social media platforms including Instagram and Twitter.
WHAT ARE THE REACTIONS TO THE BOYS LOCKERS ROOM STORY?
Incidents like the Boy’s locker room will definitely increase the cases of sexual violence, harassment, and rape culture in the country. In the existing culture of society, where women are subordinated to men, the men use their dominance and treat women in an unjustified and brutal manner. Consensual sex in India is still a taboo and incidents like this mean that the society is in danger which will definitely increase cases against the women.
WHAT DID DELHI COMMISSION FOR WOMEN DO?
Meanwhile, the Delhi Commission for Women has filed a complaint against the alleged Boys Locker Room. The President, Swati Maniwal has tweeted from her own account and demanded the arrest of the members of the group.
The Delhi Police have interrogated the boys from the group and have said that a 15-year-old boy has to be sent to the juvenile court but due to lockdown it is not possible. The parents of the boys have assured he won’t leave the city, added the police.
The nation is already suffering to the coronavirus pandemic and cases like the Boys Locker Room are really disgraceful.
We at Readerscook strongly condemn the incidence and are against the acts of sexual harassment against women.