‘A little bit of this, a little bit too much’: Indian women say ‘No’ to staying at ‘hostels’
Women in India, who often go to hostels, say they are concerned about what they see as a growing trend of sexual harassment.
In a series of articles, The Times India has reported that a number of women say they were sexually harassed at hostels by men, and others who are now living with their families, who also complain of sexual abuse.
The Times of Israel has reported on the same issue, reporting on two incidents where hosts refused to let women stay with them, even after the women filed complaints with police.
But this is not the first time a hostel in India has come under scrutiny over the issue of sexual assault.
The latest case comes after a woman filed a complaint in December about harassment from a hostess at a hostels in the northern city of Hyderabad.
The woman said that when she asked the hostess to stop, she was asked to leave.
She said that she was repeatedly sexually harassed by the host.
The woman, who was in her 20s, also filed a case against the hostel, the host family, the management and a few others.
The host family denied the allegations.
In January, a woman from Jammu and Kashmir filed a police complaint after she was allegedly sexually harassed, threatened and abused by a host in a hostle.
The police said they have filed a preliminary report but did not comment on the specifics of the case.