Soon, more cops will be deployed outside public toilets in markets in Delhi to ensure women’s safety. The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) is planning to analyse the areas outside public toilets in terms of safety. Accordingly, it will instruct the authorities to deploy women cops near troublesome areas. Sadar Bazar in North Delhi will be the first place where this will be implemented.

Regular cases of molestation

The TOI reported, “The traders association of Sadar Bazar market informed DCW about regular incidents of molestation, eve-teasing and theft being reported by women visiting the market. A DCW team visited the spot and found that the toilet facilities and women constables were not adequate.”

In response, DCW chief Swati Maliwal contacted the SHO of the area. It was then informed that there is an acute shortage of women constables in the area. Consequently, molestation cases have been on the rise. More women constables will be deployed in the area along with similar moves in other crowded markets.

Women’s safety-related initiatives

Women’s safety remains a prime concern for our country. Regular cases of rapes, harassment, and cruelty against women reveal the dire need for quick measures.

The Delhi Commission for Women in March this year also launched ‘Rape Roko Mahila Adalats’. The Mahila Adalat brings together the Delhi government, police and corporation to discuss women’s safety issues in the capital.

Some other states too have been upfront in their policies for women’s safety.

Kerala recently decided to launch ‘She corridors’ for women in the city. These will have seating facilities, CCTV cameras, she-toilets, napkin vending machines and walls with paintings of women’s success stories. The state government has taken this effort to make its women feel safe and experience a friendly environment around them.

In Kolkata, a ‘She Squad’ will be deployed to ensure women safety and quick action against the violators. This special squad of female officers on scooters will soon make Kolkata’s streets safer for women. Twenty-odd female officers will be handpicked from across the force for the SHE squad.

Read: Delhi Police Launches All-Women Squad

Nimisha Is An Intern With SheThePeople.TV

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