Vijayapura: All Women Police Squad Set To Tackle The Increasing Menace Of Eve-Teasing

The Logical Indian Crew Karnataka

August 15th, 2018 / 8:25 PM

Vijayapura Eve Teasing Women Squad

Image Credits: The Hindu, Times of India

Starting this Independence day, the district police in Karnataka will depute a policewomen squad specifically assigned to tackle the menace of eve-teasing. The ‘Rani Chennamma’ Squad, comprising an ASI and five policewoman constables, would be patrolling near the schools/universities to keep an eye on eve-teasers in the city. The mission of this exercise is to provide moral strength to girls who are afraid of eve-teasers. 

As reported by The Hindu, Prakash Nikam, Superintendent of Police (SP), Vijayapura, mentioned that they had received regular complaints from people about incidents eve-teasing. Acting on these complaints, The Administration has decided to constitute a special all-women squad for combating these mischief-makers. Nikam shared that he had first constituted such a team when he was serving as the SP of Bidar district which was tremendously successful. That is why he has decided to implement a similar initiative in Vijayapura. 

The ‘Rani Chennamma’ squad would start patrolling from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. Also, an emergency contact number would be provided for people to contact the control room for help.

“Girls feel confident if they notice women police officials standing to help them outside public places. At the same time, their presence sends a strong message to eve-teasers who will not dare stand outside schools to trouble the girls,” SP Prakash Nikam said.

“The service would come into effect from August 15 by district In-charge Minister M.C. Managuli during the Independence Day programme at the district stadium,”  the SP informed The Hindu.

The Logical Indian take

With increasing reports of eve-teasing surfacing from every corner of the country, going outside often turns nightmare for Indian women. Almost every woman/girl has been a victim of this deplorable crime.

The step taken by Karnataka District Police is praiseworthy, as introducing an all-women squad would make the girls more confident and they would feel more comfortable seeking help in case of trouble.

 

Also Read: India Gets First All-Women Northeast SWAT Team In Delhi Police, Ready To Combat Terror


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Written by : Ashwini Seeram (Intern)

Edited by : Sayantani Nath

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