In the wake of various crimes being committed against women, cops are taking measures to make them feel secure and protected. Earlier, Ludhiana Police announced that if a woman was unable to find a ride between 10 pm to 6 am, a PCR or SHO vehicle would return her home safely. Later, Nagpur police also offered similar transport facilities by dialling 100.
According to Business Standard, Telangana police launched “safety clubs” for women in five colleges yesterday to serve as a bridge between students & law enforcement and legal personnel.
#SafetyClubs (women safety)
Pilot programme on #Volunteering in 5 colleges for women and girl safety.
Tremendous response from students, both boys and girls!
Channelling the energy of the youth in the right direction. Soon to be rolled out in all colleges. pic.twitter.com/b2rEA6aRBQ
— Swati Lakra IPS (@IGWomenSafety) February 11, 2020
India Today reports that student members of the clubs will work on safety and security issues within the campus as well as in the neighbourhood. The volunteering programme in association with Save the Children and Lead Life NGOs was first rolled out in Sri Vivekananda Institute of Engineering and Technology and will eventually cover all colleges in Hyderabad.
Meeting with principals of colleges to form Safety Committees with students through @ts_womensafety @stc_india ,Lead Life Foundation and Edu Dept.
Pilot Project to be rolled out in 5 colleges of Hyderabad @TelanganaCOPs @hydcitypolice @TS_SheTeams pic.twitter.com/X7pgS42AO7
— Swati Lakra IPS (@IGWomenSafety) January 25, 2020
Telangana Police also has a dedicated division called SHE Teams to address crimes against women like eve-teasing and stalking by running undercover operations. They also have a WhatsApp control number where complaints can be sent.
— Women Safety Wing Telangana State Police (@ts_womensafety) February 4, 2020
In addition, cops have launched the Hawk-Eye mobile app through which citizens can report violations, access an SOS button and find emergency contact numbers. Last year, the Rachakonda Medipally police station in Telangana created “child-friendly corners” with books, games, beds and water coolers that made for a safe environment for juvenile delinquents as well as kids accompanying their parents.