Police stations across India to set up
Police stations across India to set up Women Help Desks
KI Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
Ministry of Home Affairs has sanctioned a sum Rs. 100 crores from Nirbhaya Fund for setting up/strengthening of Women Help Desks in Police Stations. This scheme would be implemented by the States and Union Territories.
Women Help Desks would focus on making the Police Stations more women friendly and approachable, as they would be the first and single point of contact for any woman walking into a police station. Essentially, lady police officers would be deployed at these help desks. The scheme would be implemented by the states and Union Territories, and lady police officers would be deployed at these help desks.
The officials of Women Help Desk would be trained to be sensitive towards women. These help desks would have enlisted panel of experts like lawyers, psychologists and NGOs to facilitate legal aid, counseling, shelter, rehabilitation and training etc.
Police stations across India to set up Women Help Desks from Nirbhaya Fund, The move came a fortnight after a young veterinarian was gang-raped and murdered near Hyderabad, leading to protests in different parts of the country.
The women help desks aim to address the grievances of women through the proper policing system and improve the community interaction of the police with a focus on crime against women and children. The help desks will also help create a conducive atmosphere for distressed women, enabling them to approach the police stations without any hesitation or fear.