Tamil Diplomat

India police to troll sex offenders on New Year’s Eve

On New Year’s Eve police in India will troll nearly 600,000 men previously reported for sexual harassment, warning them via text message to be on their best behaviour around the ladies – or face the consequences.

“You and your phone are still under observation. Hope your conduct is upright now. We wish you a Happy New Year,” says the SMS greeting from police in Uttar Pradesh state.

The messages will be sent on Thursday to “Eve-teasers” – the South Asian term for sexual harassers of women.

Senior police official Navniet Sekera heads a women’s help-line that is answered 24/7 across the state to address sexual harassment incidents.