Cops told to be fair in dealings with women

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Aug 29, 2014 11:52 IST

A three-day training programme on gender sensitisation for Chandigarh police officers concluded on Thursday.

The main aim of this training programme, which was organised by Chandigarh Police in collaboration with the Institute of Correctional Administration, Chandigarh, was to sensitise cops towards problem of gender inequality, inspire them to be just and fair in their dealings with women and to make them aware of the legal developments on crime against women.

As many as 31 cops of Chandigarh Police participated in the training programme, which included topics such as, gender sensitisation for police, communication skills and gender issues, violence against women; medical evidence in crime against women; gender biases in law, criminal law amendments related to crimes against women, investigating skills relating to crimes against women, Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act, 2005, provisions of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013, and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.

Upneet Lalli, deputy director, ICA coordinated the training programme, while Amarjit Singh Cheema, deputy inspector general of police, Chandigarh was the chief guest at the valedictory session.

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