Finally, after days of imperative criticism from all sections of society, Mumbai police has admitted its shameful and aring act of raiding hotels in MAdh and Marv region that were reportedly not the centres of any illegal activity.
Deven Bharti, the Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) told the Indian Express that the operation got “messed up”. He admits that some police officers got skittish while taking 13 couples into custody. One of which, a 19-year-old college student so traumatised that she’s been contemplating suicide. Since the incident was a source of stigma in her home, her parents have stopped talking to her.
Another was a 21 year old girl who was there with her fiancé ,whom shes supposed to marry after a month, was slapped a female police constable when she protested againt the impetuous cops of Malwani, Mumbai.
“I am not a prostitute. I am an adult who was out with my fiancé, who I am supposed to marry next month, to find some privacy. I had entered my name in the hotel register with my identity proof and also handed over the relevant documents when asked by the cops. But, when I tried to tell a female constable all of this, she slapped me,” said the 21 year old girl to the Mid-day Newspaper. “Do we have freedom as citizens of India? How can you fine and demean us and intrude into our privacy.
If you want to take legal action, fine the hotels or lodges if any of them allow immoral activities like prostitution to go on in their premises. Making love to the person of my choice in a private room doesn’t amount to indecent behaviour in public. You can’t just harass us because a DCP orders a raid,” she added.