The students of St. Joseph's College who reside in Xavier Hostel have come out strongly against the racism faced by hill students in others parts of the country, and also against the sexual harassment one of our hill girl had to face in Reliance Fresh store in Kolkata (Details here).
Here is their statement
"We are not dishes like momos or chow mein to satisfy your hunger.
We too are human beings.
Although we are chinky, we are Indians.
Stop treating us like an outsider"
We the students of St Joseph's college (Xavier hostel) Darjeeling support our daughter of the hills RLT, Law student of Calcutta University and condemn against the inhuman act ,by a staff of Reliance Fresh (Netaji Nagar, Tollygunge)
Students from hills pursuing their studies, away from their home has been a victim of such act previously. They have been tormented ,tortured and sexually harassed because of our appearance. Is it that we are superior to them? Or is it that we hail from a different planet?
"The Sexual harassment at workplace (prevention, prohibition and redressal) Act 2013" ensures the protection of woman at workplace, against such a heinous act. Therefore we demand Justice being the honourable citizen of India.
|St. Joseph's College, Darjeeling Xavier Hostel Students Come |
Out Strongly Against Racism and Sexual Harassment
The citizens of (Netaji Nagar Tollygunge) remained silent over the matter, but we have a question to ask. Would they act silent if their daughter would be a victim of such an act?
India is a land of diverse culture and tradition, with 22 official language and 150 language apart, and we Gorkhas being a part of it. Therefore we believe in the Constitution of India and its system of law. Not only the accused should be punished ,but also the people with such a mentality should frame a positive outlook towards a woman.
So how do we bring a change ?
There should be a contribution from every nook and corner of d nation irrespective of their culture or race.
This is a small initiative from the boys of "Xavier Hostel" and we want a mass appeal from every individual.
Our hearty thanks to the official page of Darjeeling Chronicle and also to our daughter RLT for her bravery.