Bangalore shame – Should schools allow mobile phones, and a one-number helpline?

There’s been enough furore and outrage in the media and fifth estate – social media – about the recent slew of school children being molested well within the school premises in Bangalore. There could be other places in the country where such shameful events happen away from the limelight, and events that will never be reported.

When will our girls be safe from the hands of monsters masquerading as teachers?!
When will our girls be safe from the hands of monsters masquerading as teachers?!

Clearly, the law, even in the after-math of the Nirbhaya case that shook the national capital, is not a deterrent for those animal minded teachers who indulge in such criminal behavior with the girl students. The reason could be that, in most cases, there is no sensitization of the gender to the perils of possible molestation in closed door or isolated teaching situations.

While installing CCTV’s and asking for schools to do background check of the teaching and non teaching staff are being suggested and advised by governments circulars, these are only half measures that would be woefully short in preventing such unfortunate evens – thanks to the ill-equipped law enforcement machinery, and all the more dangerous corrupt administration.

One solution worth thinking about and easy to implement – allow mobile phones in the school and make sure that the phones also comes with a one number 911 like alert, which immediately alerts the authorities of a potential rape happening. Besides the actual alerts, the fact that girl children are equipped with phone where law enforcement or parental help is a button away will be a huge deterrent for evil minded teachers voyeuring in the schools.

High time social activists and child protection groups start action to make these, or any similar measure a reality. Only then, will our girl child be safe from the hands of monstrous creatures masquerading as teachers!

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Team Newswyre

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Bangalore shame – Should schools allow mobile phones, and a one-number helpline?

Not so Sunny for Nissan India owing to recalls – Sunny and Micra!

As a part of the global recall of its some makes of its vehicles, Nissan will also extend its┬árecall in India – its is learnt from sources and auto bloggers that the company will recall approximately 9000 units of 2 models of vehicles – its B segment hatchback Nissan Micra, and Sunny, the mid-sized sedan.

This recall is aimed at replacing the defective airbags in these vehicles, which have been manufactured between the years 2008 and 2012.

The defective airbags which have been provided in these recalled vehicles have been supplied, it is said, by Takata. Takata is a Japanese auto-components giant and they also would face reputation problems as the airbags are said to have been supplied with serious manufacturing lapses.

The voluntary recall for safety of vehicles and passengers was commenced in India in the year 2012, pioneered by SIAM, the auto manufacturers body in India. Since the commencement of the program, over 7 lakh vehicles produced by various manufacturers have been recalled in the country.

12, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) started voluntary recall for safety of vehicles. Since last two years, over seven lakh vehicles manufactured produced by various auto giants in India have been recalled. The Government of India is evaluating options of structuring an imperative recall policy under which penalties could be imposed as a part of new Central Motor Vehicle Rules.

The central government is also evaluating the need for a policy to impose stringent penalties on such auto recalls in the country.

Team Newswyre

Not so Sunny for Nissan India owing to recalls – Sunny and Micra!