“With the amendment in Section 354 of Indian Penal Code and with insertion of several new Sections of 354 A, 354 B, 354 C and 354D, one can even be booked for trying to contact a woman despite her disinterest. Such provisions were not available earlier,” added Virk.
The complaints of eve teasing filed before April 2013, prior to the amendment, ranged from 138 to 322 every month but it suddenly jumped to 501 after the amendment and later rose to about 600 every month, said city’s top cop. Similar trends were noticed in cases of domestic violence when cases reported prior to amendment were 10-37 each month, but now 50-70 such cases are being reported every month. The number of abduction and eve-teasing cases has also gone up.