Everyone likes the attention being given to them and their work being appreciated and noticed. But when that attention becomes unwanted or obsessive by an individual or group toward another person, it becomes Stalking.
Cyber stalking has become very common these days. Many social networking sites like Facebook and twitter has made this much easier. And worst nightmare for the cyber stalker is when the “add friend” or the “like” button is accidentally pressed. One best thing that the good old “ORKUT” had was the names of those who visited the profiles.
Stalking or the intense research of an individual becomes creepy when you see someone showing up in your home, send unwanted text messages, and wait at places you hang out or just follow you in bike.
One thing that the stalkers wiz at is STARING. One can feel them scan you and look through you which definitely gives an uneasy feel. The speciality of these people is they just don’t stare from one angle, they keep gazing, gawking, gaping from all the angles.
When a girl rides a bike or drives a car, is it so amusing that few gawkers,even after overtaking the bike/car literally turn 180 degree and stares at you?
Even better, some people just over take you, go some 10 feet forward and just stop, till you arrive at the place and again start chasing!
I so wish there was some key like in road rash , where we could just punch or push those who keep disturbing your ride.
In 2013, Indian Parliament made amendments to the Indian Penal Code, introducing stalking as an criminal offence. Stalking has been defined as a man following or contacting a woman, despite clear indication of disinterest by the woman, or monitoring her use of the Internet or electronic communication. A man committing the offence of stalking would be liable for imprisonment up to three years for the first offence, and shall also be liable to fine and for any subsequent conviction would be liable for imprisonment up to five years and with fine.- Wiki
If someone is being stalked it becomes traumatic. If in danger it is always better to report to the police. Remember to save important evidences like messages, emails (if it is cyber stalk) or note down time , place and date . Always let the family and friends know about this and stay safe.