Noida police to approach Delhi counterparts for suggestions on women’s safety
Delhi Police had taken several measures and implemented strategies to ensure women’s safety in the capital, including the formation of women and youth groups at the grassroots level to address the issue and support distressed women.noida Updated: Jun 14, 2017 11:32 IST
The district police is going to take suggestions from the Delhi Police on measures taken by them to control crime against women following the December 16 gang-rape incident. The move follows recent incidents of gang-rape, including the Jewar robbery and alleged rape incident.
Delhi Police had taken several measures and implemented strategies to ensure women’s safety in the capital, including the formation of women and youth groups at the grassroots level to address the issue and support distressed women.
A women’s helpline was also launched.
“We are planning to approach the Delhi Police to get their suggestions on women’s safety. After the December 16 gang-rape incident, they had taken a number of steps to ensure women’s safety. These suggestions may help us in maintaining law and order in our area,” Suniti, superintendent of police (SP), rural, said.
Also, the police are waiting for schools and colleges to reopen in order to hold meetings with teachers and students to boost the comfort level of citizens with the police. The police will also spread awareness on the safety concerns.
“We have a number of strategies to address concerns regarding women’s safety,” Suniti said.
“We want to develop a connect with women residents and visitors so that they don’t feel hesitant in registering a complaint or getting in touch with the police. We are waiting for educational institutes to open to spread awareness on women’s issues,” the SP said.
On Sunday, the SP and other police officers met the security guards of various residential societies to involve them in the fight against crime.
The police personnel directed the guards to inform them about the public places where alcohol consumption is prevalent in the area.
“One problem we are dealing with consumption of alcohol in public places, which is a possible threat to women’s safety,” she said.
“Incidents of drunk men harassing women who are passing by have been reported several times. We want to stop such incidents and will be keeping a tab on people who drink in public places such as parks or on roads in cars,” Suniti said,
Senior police officers are also asking police stations to take women’s complaints seriously, on priority, and not make them wait.
“Soft skills are needed to deal with women in trouble. We are asking our personnel to ensure that no woman faces any trouble while approaching the police. We have sent such circulars to police stations earlier as well but will circulate it again,” the officer said.
First Published: Jun 11, 2017 22:49 IST