A cafe in Pune has been in headlines not because of great ambiance or good food but for the hidden camera they installed in the women's washroom. The woman who discovered was shocked to say the least. Equally disgusting is the fact that at camera was recording her at that time.
The incident happened in Cafe BeHive, which is located in the Hinjewadi area of Pune.
The woman then took to social media and shared her ordeal with a picture of the hidden camera. She wrote, ‘So we went to this place called BeHive Cafe in Pune. We found a camera fitted inside a women's washroom. On addressing this issue to management, they asked us to wait outside and the camera was gone within 10 minute.’
She also added, ‘Complaining to management was of no use it seems because excellent staff there kept on making excuses about finding culprit and the phone camera but no efforts were made. On being repeatedly asked and ruckus been made in the cafe, the manager tried to bribe us by saying, 'What do you guys want?' The phone and the culprit dammit! Excellent support Behiveindia.’
In another thread, she wrote about the respect and safety that a woman deserves. She said that huge cafes like these are also not safe for women and a woman is recorded inside the washroom too. Talking about how she has been scarred for life, she said that from now on she will always be afraid of using public washrooms and will check 100 times for any such thing.
Let’s spread this via #metooindia & Dear @Zomato can you pls help remove Cafe BeHive Hinjawadi Pune from your database entirely, let’s boycott them socially for such an act. Honoured @PMCPune @PuneCityPolice @CPPuneCity please can we look at this matter with utmost diligence.— Koshal Sharm (@SharmKoshal) November 6, 2019
She added, ‘Congratulations ladies out there, you always have to be sober in a bar for that. They have got my review deleted from Zomato without my permission. This has gone to the next level. I request all of you not to ignore this message and create awareness on social media.’
The tweet has created a stir on social media. While some people criticised the cafe, others simply questioned about the safety of women even in such big cafes.
It’s 2019 and if women still have to struggle for things like their safety and privacy, then which development are we talking about? If they are not safe or secure even at bigger cafes like these, where should we go, stop getting out of our houses because of some people like these?
One thing I want to tell the government is that can we please take some serious steps to ensure women’s safety, because they are the future of this country.