Battle of Sex

Indian railways,specially the local train that connects the urban region with the city,  plays a very much important role in our daily life, mostly for the common people. Day by day the over growing population is the evidence of this account. During rush hour the common people faces a mass gathering that is really intolerable especially for the woman, but people get used to of it. To get rid off this suffocating as well as hectic journey, few years ago the present chief minister of west bengal introduced a ladies special train,namely “Matribhoomi local” for the women passengers only in each and every railway divison of west bengal that is Howrah divison, Sealdah-south, Sealdah main and Sealdah- bangaon division. These special trains are scheduled for rush hour only. Male passengers cannot avail that,if so that would be a punishable offence.Influence of woman empowerment propagates the number of woman worker which is a positive side of a society, is nothing new, but the thing is that the number of female passengers with respect to male passengers are much more less during office hours. As a result the next trains after ladies special become tremendously suffocating, pathetic as well,hard to put any part of the body,but as the office workers have to report their into the scheduled time, they have to board the train in any way like a cotton stuff of toy.Sometime few accidents took place also.

After so many months of introduction of this Matribhoomi local people started to avail the ladies special to avoid that gasping situation and day by day it was increasing which was becoming intolerable for the ladies passengers, but didnot take the figure of general compartment. Intolerance provokes to complain against them at the railway police force.For the time being the situation was under control but school and college students continues as before and sometime senior citizens too.
One fine day on Sealdah-bangaon division a 13 years old school boy who was going to school with his grandfather, had thrown away by a 34 years old lady from the matribhoomi local,the ladies special train, when they tried to board the train.Even that elderly man was kicked out of the train. Few weeks ago before this incident in howrah division a young guy who had availed the ladies special was kicked out from the running train as he was unable to manage to pay mulct charged by the railway police force.Some cases like these took place on another railway division of west bengal also. As a result the intolerance burst out as a grudge and the battle of sex took place.

Here in this photo story I could freeze the incident of Birati, the station under Sealdah bangaon railway division.

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#Birati, Kolkata,West Bengal, India – 19th August 2015. Women were lodging their  greivances to the local media person.

 

Battle_of_sex_3#Birati, Kolkata, West Bengal, India – 19th August 2015. People, waiting for the next train, joined with the co-male passengers of ladies special train and were rising their voice with slogans.

 

Battle_of_sex_4#Birati, Kolkata, West Bengal, India – 19th August 2015.  A gesture of making calm down the mass by a young protester.

 

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#Birati, Kolkata, West Bengal, India – 19th August 2015.  The situation was getting worsen.   No one were in the mood to listen anyone.

 

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#Birati, Kolkata, West Bengal, India – 19th August 2015. Boys under 18 years didn’t heasitate to join the mass protest. 

 

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#Birati, Kolkata, West Bengal, India – 19th August 2015.  A  lady passenger was accusing the male passenger.

 

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#Birati, Kolkata, West Bengal, India – 19th August 2015. People, waiting for the next train, joined with the mass and were rising their voice with slogans.

 

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#Birati, Kolkata, West Bengal, India – 19th August 2015. After few hours police force covered the entire platform area.

 

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#Birati, Kolkata, West Bengal, India – 19th August 2015. A gesture of convince.

 

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#Birati, Kolkata, West Bengal, India – 19th August 2015. Another fellow passenger of ladies special train was taken to the police force as she was supporting the accused lady.

 

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#Birati, Kolkata, West Bengal, India – 19th August 2015. Being hassled, a  female passenger   was trying to  understand the current situation from inside the train.

 

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#Birati, Kolkata, West Bengal, India – 19th August 2015.  Protesters  were shaking their           hands after the hearing the administration’s verdict.

 

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#Birati, Kolkata, West Bengal, India – 19th August 2015. Slogan raised voices.

 

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#Birati, Kolkata, West Bengal, India – 19th August 2015. Local police had to deploy the            special force to take the situation under control.

 

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#Birati, Kolkata, West Bengal, India – 19th August 2015. Accused lady got surrounded by  mass and was throwing her logic on behalf of ladies passenger and against the male passenger which was the main reason of intolerance to them.

 

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#Birati, Kolkata, West Bengal, India – 19th August 2015. After four and half hours finally the situation got under controlled under the supervision of special force along with local police station and trains started to run normally.

 

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#Birati, Kolkata, West Bengal, India – 19th August 2015.  People left platform after the hassle got under controlled by police completely which took almost four and half hour.

 

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#Birati, Kolkata, West Bengal, India – 19th August 2015. People among the mass offered water to  a young fatigued protester.

 

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#Birati, Kolkata, India – 19th August 2015.  Few people among the mass sprinkled water on a young protester’s face who sat down in between the running mass, as no such proper step lodged against the accused lady who threw the grandfather along with his grandson.

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