Stalking is a crime or NOT as There are so many laws, so many campaign, so many protest for women safety but at the end the result is ZERO, we most of the time talk about women safety we should do this, we should do that, to make them feel secure but do we really securing them? The answer is NO.
Every day, every minute, every hour the news came some crime has committed against women is being heard. When will that day comes when we openly start saying that we women’s are free, we can go anywhere at anytime where ever we feels like. Honestly no one have the accurate answer for that .
SECTION – 354D of IPC, 1860
Any man who –
- Follows a woman and contacts, or attempts to contact such woman to foster personal interaction repeatedly despite a clear indication of disinterest by such woman, or
- Monitors the use by a woman of the internet, email or any other form of electronic communication, commits the offence of stalking
Provided that such conduct shall not amount to stalking if the man who pursued it proves that –
- It was pursued for the purpose of preventing or detecting crime and the man accused of stalking had been entrusted with the responsibility of prevention and detection of crime by the state or,
- It was pursued under any law or to comply with any condition or requirement imposed by any person under any law
- In the particular circumstances such conduct was reasonable and justified
Whoever commit offence shall be punished on first conviction with imprisonment or either description for a term which may extend to 3 years, and shall also be liable to fine, and be punished on a second or subsequent conviction, with imprisonment of 5 years, shall also be liable to fine.
“IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE IN DANGER CALL – 911
IF YOU ARE BEING STALKED, YOU MIGHT FEEL”
- Feel fear of what the stalker will do.
- Feel vulnerable, unsafe, and not know who to trust. Feel anxious, irritable, impatient, or on edge.
- Feel depressed, hopeless, overwhelmed, tearful, or angry.
- Feel stressed, including having trouble concentrating, sleeping, or remembering things.
- Have eating problems, such as appetite loss, forgetting to eat, or overeating.
- Have flashbacks, disturbing thoughts, feelings, or memories.
- Feel confused, frustrated, or isolated because other people don’t understand why you are afraid.
These are all common reactions to being stalked
IF SOMEONE YOU KNOW –
- Show support
- Don’t blame the victim for the crime
- Remember that every situation is different, and allow the person being stalked to make choices about how to handle it.
- Find someone you can talk to about the situation
- Take steps to ensure your own safety
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