Telangana police put women’s safety top priority: TSCW chief

Posted: Posted Date – 11:27 PM, Saturday – Jul 3, 21

Sunitha Laxma Reddy commended the police for organizing various programs to educate women about cybercrime and instill confidence in them Sunitha Laxma Reddy praised the police for organizing various programs to educate women about cybercrime and instilling trust

Hyderabad: Former Minister and Chairperson of Telangana State Women’s Commission, V Sunitha Laxma Reddy, said here on Saturday that the police department had taken a series of initiatives for women’s safety and had become a model for many states in the country.

Attending a meeting at state police headquarters here, she praised the police for introducing several technology-driven initiatives for women’s safety. She commended the police for organizing various programs to educate women about cybercrime and instill confidence in them.

She advised officials to strengthen the NRI cell to deal with cases of harassment by NRI husbands. The Director General of Police, M Mahendar Reddy who was also present at the meeting, said Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao prioritized women’s safety and as a result, the women’s security wing women was created.

At the same time, SHE teams were formed in 2014 and Bharosa centers were launched in 2016. Telangana was the only state to have implemented 33% reservation for female recruits in the department.

Effective policing would only be possible with the help of the people and no less than six lakh surveillance cameras have been installed in the three police stations in the city. Mahendar Reddy said that necessary measures have also been taken for the safety of women in all offices of the police department.

He said the department is taking tough action against those who engage in crimes against women and greater emphasis is being placed on preventing child marriages.


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Mara R. Wilmoth