After the horrendous rape and murder case of Hyderabad vet shook the nation, Uttar Pradesh police have issued strict directions for commercial establishments. The police have asked companies to ensure their women employees’ safety by providing them pick-up and drop facility if they are working late at night.

Key Takeaways:

  • The nation rose in revolt after a 26-year-old vet was brutally raped and murdered in the Ranga Reddy district of Telangana. Her burnt body was found on November 28.
  • This Tuesday, a UP Police officer slammed a hotel for allowing a woman employee to return home unaccompanied after late-working hours.
  • The UP Police have now issued directions for companies to provide pick-up and drop facility for women working late at night.
  • DGP OP Singh said that it is the duty of employers to ensure that the women employees reach their homes safe.

Following the increasing cases of rapes in Uttar Pradesh, the state police have decided to use the Nirbhaya Fund to make Lucknow a safe city for women. Additional Directorate General Anju Gupta said that Rs 67.75 crore from the Nirbhaya Fund is being spent to check crimes against women in the city.

Employers Cannot Be Callous With Regard To Women’s Safety

The decision to issue guidelines on women’s safety for employers came after a cop slammed a hotel for allowing a woman employee to return home unaccompanied at midnight. Superintendent of police Alok Priyadarshi came across a young woman walking alone late in the evening and stopped her to enquire. “On learning that she was an employee of a prominent hotel and was returning after a night shift, he walked with her to the hotel and confronted her employers, asking them to explain how they could be so callous on women safety,” he told India Today.

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Meeting With Commercial Establishments To Sensitise Them Towards Women’s Safety

The DGP also added that a meeting would be conducted with the commercial establishments in every district in order to sensitise them towards women’s safety. “We have issued detailed advisories to district police chiefs to ensure the safety of women on roads. The district police chiefs have been asked to sensitise police personnel on night patrol as well as the staff of police response vehicles of 112 (state police integrated emergency call center) to ensure the safety of women if they come across a woman traveling alone,” the DGP said.

Nirbhaya Fund To Make Lucknow A Safe City

Following the increasing cases of rapes in Uttar Pradesh, the state police have decided to use the Nirbhaya Fund to make Lucknow a safe city for women. Additional Directorate General Anju Gupta said that Rs 67.75 crore from the Nirbhaya Fund is being spent to check crimes against women in the city. “Nearly 110 Pink Patrol bikes which will be driven by women are being given under the Nirbhaya Fund. 100 Pink booths will be set up where women police will be deployed so that women can file complaints easily,” she said. She also added that 1500 cameras will be installed at the crime-prone areas.

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