For the protection of women in public places, private and digital spaces, the Kerala Police has launched a new initiative called the "Pink Project".
The project aims to prevent issues like dowry, cyberbullying, and humiliation in public places. A total of 70 vehicles consisting of 10 cars, 40 two-wheelers including Bullet bikes, and 20 bicycles have been allotted for the project by the Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan. The "Pink Project" has a total of 10 components in which activating the existing Pink Police Patrol System is also included.
How will the police work under the Pink Protection Project?
Under the system named "Pink Janamaithri Beat", the Police will conduct regular house visits to collect information on domestic violence from panchayat members, neighbours, and local people. The information will be then handed over to the Station House Officers for further action.
In the Pink Beat system, specially trained women police officers have been deployed and will be present at public places including the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses, private buses, bus stops, in front of schools, and colleges.
Pink control rooms have been set up in the 14 districts of the state to coordinate the activities under this project.
What are the other teams under this project?
One of the teams under the project is the "Pink Shadow Patrol" team, which will be deployed to detect the presence of anti-socials in crowded areas to take action. Another team called "Pink Romeo", which is a bullet patrol team of women police officers has also been launched under the project.
What did the officials say about the project?
The inauguration of the project was conducted at the headquarters of Kerala Police, where the Director-General of Police (DGP) Anil Kant and other senior police officials were present. Talking about the project, DGP Kant said that under the project, woman police officers will conduct regular patrolling in cars, two-wheelers and on bicycles. He further added that if they get any complaints regarding domestic violence, they will conduct daily patrolling and will review from time to time.
"This project aims to prevent dowry-related issues, cyber-bullying & humiliation in public places," he added.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan flagged off vehicles allotted for Kerala Police's Pink Protection Project— ANI (@ANI) July 19, 2021
"Women police officers will conduct regular patrolling. This project aims to prevent dowry-related issues, cyber-bullying & humiliation in public places," said DGP Anil Kant pic.twitter.com/e7V8rNAgPw