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Jan 16, 2013 at 09:01am IST

A month after Delhi gangrape, women remain unsafe in capital

New Delhi: In the wake of massive public outrage over the brutal Delhi gangrape - the government had announced a slew of measures to instil confidence in the public - but travelling on the streets of the national capital, exactly a month later, has not changed much.

One of the measures announced by the Delhi government was - using the services of home guards in late night buses to ensure the safety of women. CNN-IBN found that most of the buses had home guards in them - but shockingly these guards didn't even have a lathi to protect women. In fact, they themselves accept their helplessness.

At the same stretch where the ghastly incident took place - there was not a single police picket in sight and neither were the promised mobile units with blaring sirens or crack teams armed with challan books.

But the checking on the streets has certainly increased in some areas - but despite that women say they don't feel safe.

Just a week ago CNN-IBN highlighted how autos still routinely refuse to take passengers post 7 pm and also the women's helpline, 181, wasn't working smoothly and the complaint was registered only after three calls.

It's a month since Delhi's braveheart was so horrifically raped - and a month on, women don't feel safe on the streets of Delhi - hope the govt and the police are listening.

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