Mumbai : Actor Aamir Khan posed in the nude for promoting his film ‘PK’, but little did he know that his act would inspire streetside Romeos to do the same and hassle women commuters at Mahim station in the early hours.
Yes, this is what is happening around the station and even on the tracks at Mahim. Naked roadside Romeos can be seen leering at women commuters who come to the station to board the local trains early in the morning.
Granted that Railway police can provide security for women only inside train compartments, but what about this naked show? Who will take responsibility to curb it?
According to Vaishali Dharkavar, an 18-year-old student of National College, a group of young men stand near the tracks and flash their private parts. If this was not all, they then whistle at women commuters and try to grab their attention and pass lewd remarks. “It is not shocking considering the fact that there is a prostitution racket going on outside the railway station. These drug addicts steal things and often threaten people with infected and used needles,” said Herman Daiz, the Secretary of ALM.
The officials from Mohalla Committee have also met Mumbai Police Commissioner and complained about the nuisance created by the drug addicts in Mahim area.
Irfan Machiwala, an activist said, “These drug addicts sleep on the footpaths and fight during the night. They often steal batteries of vehicles and petrol. The situation is worst around the platforms.”
Following a call from Rakesh Maria, a week-long drive has been initiated in Mahim and a total of 100 homeless people have been arrested who will be sent to the Shelter Home in Chembur. Assistant Police Commissioner, Khanderao Patil said, “We have been carrying out drives but the problem is we cannot keep them for long in the jail and they are back on streets again.”