Mumbai: In a move that is bound to bring relief to women who are wary of miscreants during Holi season, Mumbai Police has said that harassing women by throwing water bombs or colours will be treated as a crime against woman.
According to Mid-Day, Police have asked complainants to take a photograph of the spot and of the culprit, if possible, and upload the same to Mumbai Police’s Twitter handle (@MumbaiPolice) with a detailed account of the incident.The complainant should mention basic details such as her name and the location of the incident.
The police have assured they will take stringent action and lodge an FIR straightaway.
"We will burst your bubble if you throw that balloon at her," DD Padsalgikar, Mumbai's police commissioner, tweeted on his official Twitter handle Wednesday. The Mumbai Police's Twitter account also called on revellers to "play a gentleman's Holi."
The Mumbai police have also reportedly placed a ban on obscene songs during Holi celebrations, according to the Hindustan Times.
Apart from obscene songs, the city police have also banned exhibition of certain pictures and symbols and shouting of slogans, to avoid communal tension.