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Saturday, March 04, 2017
By Aroosa Ahmed

Women bullies beware, RPF is soon going to start a anti–bully campaign. Women commuters can complain on 182 helpline or become a part of the whatsapp group

Women commuters have you ever been body shamed, ever heard “Tere baap ka train hai kya?”, “I will throw you out of the running train,” or have you heard communal targeting and intolerance like people saying “If you have so much problems then go to Pakistan!”, while you are travelling in the local train?

Women blocking a part of the door of the local train is a common sight for the women commuters across the city. Such arguments and comments are often made by women train bullies who wait for targets or for a small issue to take place before they get into action. These women have now come under the radar of the Central Railway Railway Protection Force (RPF).

The Central Railway Railway Protection Force is all set to start an anti–bully campaign within the coming week. As part of the project, a team of women RPF employees will be deployed in local trains to inspect and oversee commuters who bully others. Women commuters, who face problems from such bullies or have to bear the brunt of group-ism can complain to the RPF on helpline number 182 or become a part of a Whatsapp group which will be soon started by the officials.

The Whatsapp group will be created where commuters can send videos or pictures of the women bullies directly to the RPF and they will immediately swing into action. One anti–bully team consisting of a lady Assistant Sub – Inspector (ASI) and four female officers will be looking after the women compartment of the local trains. The RPF has identified local trains from which they have received complaints of bullying and groupism in the women compartment and will start tracking those trains.

Sachin Bhalode, Senior Divisional Security Commissioner, Central Railway, said, “There have been local trains which have been identified where maximum number of bullying occurs. A commuter can directly call 182 and inform about any bullying activity and the compartment will be attended by RPF staff at the next station.”

Bullied on the train?
Women commuters who face bullies or have to bear the brunt of group-ism can complain to the Railway Protection Force (RPF) on helpline number 182 or become a part of a Whatsapp group which will be soon started by the officials as part of the anti-bullying campaign on the Mumbai locals.

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