Women’s safety is at stake no matter she is at home, outside the home or in a working place. Crimes against women especially rape cases were very dread and fearful. Because of such crimes, women safety in India has become a doubtful topic. To address this at the city level Thane Police started a campaign for women’s safety.
Thane police commissioner Vivek Phansalkar gives instruction to all the local police station to take women’s safety very seriously. He said, “All police stations have chalked out a plan and women complainants of the past year are requested to come to the police station. The senior inspector will be present in these meetings. The ACP, DCP and the even additional commissioner will join these meetings.”
Vivek Phansalkar has decided to appoint one women officer in every police station. “The idea is to provide women facing stalking, abuse or any other problem a platform to raise their voices and complain against the men harassing them. Senior officers will check if the necessary action has been,” He added.
The procedure of the women’s safety campaign has already started. Naupada police organised first such meeting on Tuesday. “The complaints vary from molestation to cybercrime where the fake account of a minor was made. We are taking these cases seriously,” a senior officer from Naupada police said.
These decisions came after the murder of Prachi Jhade, sources said.“Jhade was stabbed on the highway by a 23-year-old man. The accused was following the deceased for months. She had even given a written complaint at the Naupada police station,”
Women’s safety is a big social issue for a long time now, Local police stations have also been directed to ensure that any complaints of molestation or even verbal abuse should be taken seriously and the accused should get arrested asap.