Social media proved to be a big weapon during the Corona epidemic. When people were not getting essential medicines like Oxygen Cylinder, Remdesivar, Fabi Flu, then they were supplying it by taking the help of this social media. But during this time there were many such people who were harassing them by taking the numbers of women from social media. He used to take their number from many women in the name of help and later started harassing them. A few days ago, the Delhi Commission for Women had also talked
‘First removed the profile pic, then asked for help’
Mahima, a former civil servant, told that when she and her brother were searching for oxygen and cylinders for a member of their family, they first changed their profile picture. He told that I had come to know in advance that many people were harassing you by searching your profile picture and then calling your number. She said that I knew that my number would go on social media, so I could not take a wry about it.
‘Blocked, kept moving’
Mahima further said that in the same way she asked many women volunteers to do so from the point of view of security. Men did not need to do all this. He said what to do now. Either leave the help of people and complain about them or block them and move forward. Because that time was very difficult, people’s breath was stopping every moment.
block list keeps on increasing
Madhavi, who works in an IT company, said, “To be honest, it is a simple matter. Earlier, if someone used to harass me like this on social media, I used to block him by abusing and then complain to the police also, but this time the situation was different. I couldn’t spend my energy here. I was busy arranging oxygen cylinders, medicines, injections and wood for the last rites and other items for the people. That’s why I just blocked such people immediately and went ahead. The number of block list kept increasing every day.
Such people did not spare the women suffering from Corona
Women who were seeking help for themselves and their families also suffered. After taking his phone number from Twitter, he started getting messages and calls again and again. The women got fed up with it. Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also tweeted about this. In which he wrote how his number was being misused for asking for help to women.
Delhi Women’s Commission strict
A few days ago, Swati Maliwal, Chairperson of the Women’s Commission said that even in this disaster, some are taking advantage of the chance and are making obscene comments or calling women on social media seeking help for hospitals, medicines etc. . Maliwal said that the Delhi Commission for Women has taken note of many such complaints on Twitter. Also, the Commission has received some complaints.
Swati had said, if such misbehavior has happened with any woman or a woman known to someone, then she can send a complaint to the Delhi Commission for Women by emailing at email@example.com. In this way, strict action will be taken against the people. The commission has said that complete information about the complaint can be given on this email id. Complaints can also be made on Delhi Commission for Women’s helpline number 181.