Crime & Safety

Not our headache, Mah tourism tells victim

The state tourism body on Thursday shrugged off responsibility for ensuring female tourists’ safety at heritage sites, citing a jurisdictional technicality. 

At a two-hour meeting with a woman, who was sexually harassed during a heritage tour recently, officials said the Central government and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) handled security at such sites, and not the state. 

The response shocked the 26-yearold victim, Natasha Zarine, who had demanded a series of steps, including deployment of more guards, to improve security at such spots. 

“It’s very disappointing. I had thought that tourism officials would reveal some measures to tackle the problem,” she said. “They said they would write to central authorities, but that is not enough.” 

Full report here Mumbai Mirror


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