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Self Defence Classes to be Mandatory in Schools

Dec 17, 2014 18:09 IST

    Since the devastating Nibhaya incident took place two year back in the heart of Delhi, Delhi Police has trained 14,173 women in self-defence and has also planned to make self-defence classes mandatory for children who are in the age group of 8-10 in all the city schools. The Commissioner of Delhi BS Bassi would soon come up with the plan to the education department to initiate such programme in the schools.

    On the occasion of the commemoration of Nirbhaya gang rape and murder the Delhi Police hold a meet and listed measures to be taken in future. They also analyzed the steps they have taken after the tragic event and how they can better the situation by including training women with self-defence skills and starting gender sensitization courses for policemen. The decision has been taken that the education department would be asked to initialize sessions of self defence in the schools with initializing regular classes on the same. There would be help from the Cops to carry forward such programmes on schools.

    Apart from the self-defence programmes there would be training sessions that has been conducted in the past two years and there are 7,311 cops who were taught to take a complaint from a survivor. Till November this year, there are almost 243 training programmes that has been organized to address the issue of safety among girls.

    Important Points

    • Delhi Police plans to make self-defence classes mandatory for children
    • Age group 8-10 will be taught the self defence skills
    • The decision has been taken that the education department would be asked to initialize sessions of self defence in schools

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