By: M.S.Yatnatti editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru : Writing on social media or what's up group or Telegram Groups is public document .Write responsibly writing in #Metoo is self defamation and to #Nameandshame is defamation if it is not pursued with a case to a court of law . Let us learn to respect woman's .The social media campaign #Metoo moves on to #Nameandshame but it should not stop at this but the victims of sexual assault should move to court of law. If you really want to fight for justice, take your case to a court of law. . #Metoo moves on to #Nameandshame social media campaign is being debated as whether it the right way to go about dealing with rampant sexual abuse? .Reportedly It only takes a fistful of snow to snowball into something big controversy , destructive and, in some cases, absolutely necessary as this month, when news broke out about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's alleged and prolonged sexual harassment, assault and rape of over dozen women, it sent shockwaves across the USA. But not many anticipated the consequences it would have across the globe. To start with, American actress Alyssa Milano posted a #MeToo tweet, a campaign originally started by Tarana Burke, to gauge the widespread problem of sexual misconduct, and gauge it did -millions of women, and men too, around the globe who have been subjected to sexual abuse spoke out.Reportedly now, a few in India have gone one step further -not only have they come out with stories of sexual abuse faced by them, they have named professors who allegedly sexually harassed or assaulted them. With the campaign's focus now having evolved from #MeToo to #NameAndShame, the list, originally compiled by Raya Sarkar, a law student from University of California at Davis, is a cumulative one, updated as and when victims come out with confessions.Allegdly Professors from some of India's premier institutes in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta and many other cities, including Bengaluru, have been named. While the list is not a legal document, and one used to combat, in the words of Facebook user Inji Pennu, `the archaic legal system that has no clue about sexual aggression', it raises concerns about the legitimacy of the claims. Kannada actress Neethu, who was among the first from the industry to join #MeToo, reportedly she isn't in favour of the direction the campaign has taken, which has now moved to naming and shaming perpetrators. "People have been questioning the #MeToo campaign and if there was any point to it at all, which I think is insensitive .It was only a window to the magnitude of the issue. Naming perpetrators, though, is a totally different ball game and not one that should be on social media. Any person is considered innocent until proven guilty and that is the case with everyone who is being named. If you really want to fight for justice, take your case to a court of law. Social media becomes a platform to fight a cause only when all else fails," says Neethu.Actress Meghana Gaonkar, however, feels strongly on shaming the perpetrators but warns against it being misused. She says, "I think #NameAndShame has pros and cons.If people have been victims of sexual assault and get a chance to name their assaulter, then it is an outlet and relief for them. Sexual predators have to be named and people should know what the person has done. On the flipside, people can take advantage of this and misuse it. Having said that, I feel that there might be one or two cons, but there are 10 pros to doing this. It is important to shame wrongdoers.".At the time of going to print, a total of 75 professors were named on the list. In interviews with other publications, Raya has stated that she has received over 300 messages from different women -often accusing the same professor of sexual harassment. Inji backed the statement, saying the list was compiled from first-person accounts of the victims and where the victim preferred to remain anonymous, a friend stood in, and evidence in the form of WhatsApp messages, call recordings, screenshots and emails had been collected and saved.
Woman's and girls and Government officers and Corporators and Ministers and MLAs and journalists and other important personalities and businesses should wear body wearing cameras for creating a safe Bengaluru.According to press reports footage from CCTV cameras has become a crucial weapon in the fight against crime in Bengaluru and worldwide , providing key leads to the city police in cases ranging from bank heist to chain snatching to assault and molestation. In many cases, police cracked a case in record time with the help of footage from surveillance cameras.In the first seven months this year, footage from CCTV cameras provided clues to cops in almost half of the robbery and theft cases solved. Till July 31 this year, 350 cases of robbery and theft were reported in Bengaluru, and CCTV camera footage provided crucial evidence in 120 of the 250 cases solved.Last week, the city police arrested two youths for stealing 25 motorcycles, and CCTV camera footages were instrumental in identification of the accused and their arrests."Soon after collecting footage from a CCTV camera, Police scan them and decide the next course of action. If it is a robbery case, police send the photos to police stations across Karnataka and ask them to identify the suspects.Also, teams are sent to railway stations, bus stands and airports. In house theft cases, footage of the intruders are matched with offenders having a criminal record. Most of the time, habitual offenders who would have committed the crime,are caught with the help of footage.Senior police officers are now asking people to install CCTV cameras in their locality as CCTV cameras provide additional security and help police keep an eye on crime according to police . The State Legislature has cleared bill making CCTV installation compulsory in all the public places. Both the houses of the state legislature have cleared the Karnataka Public Safety (Measures) Enforcement Bill-2017 by voice vote which makes CCTV must in all the public places including temples, commercial establishments etc .According to the bill, all the establishments where more than 500 people visit per day must install CCTVs in an adequate number. CCTVs must be installed both in all the entry and exit points.Bill also allows the police and other law enforcing agencies to seize the CCTV footages whenever required. As per the bill provision, organizations should save the CCTV footages of at least 30 days and must submit the hard disc whenever law enforcing agencies want them to do so. It can be recalled that state police have already made installation of CCTVs must in all the schools and educational institutions in 2014 itself following series of sexual abuse on girl children in educational institutions. Janasadbhawana has launched mission safe Bengaluru in association with Bangalore city police to create public awareness, under public police partnership (p.p.p)"for safe & crime free society orreconstruction of society. Many experts would suggest Janasadbhawana should create an atmosphere and urge all police people and Rowdy sheeters if any ,Government officers,Corporators and Ministers and MLAs and journalists and other important personalities and businesses should wear body wearing cameras for creating a safe Bengaluru. Body-worn cameras are introduced and woman's should use it : Woman and girls need to procure body-worn cameras for its and wera it on their bodies to crack down on sexual predators.