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Haryana government launches Operation Durga for women's safety

On the first day of its launch itself, the police teams nabbed 72 people from all the districts for allegedly indulging in crimes against women.

Apr 14, 2017 16:04 IST
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On the lines of the Anti-Romeo Squad of Uttar Pradesh, the Haryana Government on 13 April 2017 launched 'Operation Durga' to ensure women safety in the state.

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On the first day of its launch itself, the police teams nabbed 72 people from all the districts for allegedly indulging in crimes against women including eve teasing.

Key Highlights
• The Flying Squad of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar formed twenty-four teams for carrying out the Operation Durga.
• The teams comprise woman personnel, including nine Sub- inspectors of Police, 14 Assistant Sub-inspectors, six Head Constables and 13 constables, besides other police officers from each district.
• The teams will visit public places such as schools, colleges, bus stands and railway stations.

Background

Earlier, the Haryana government constituted women police stations in all districts to ensure safety of women and provide them with a safe place for lodging complaints.

However, to the contrary, it was observed that women hesitated in reporting incidents involving such anti-social elements.

Therefore, the campaign Operation Durga was undertaken after identifying places where such anti-social elements were indulging in eve teasing, vulgar comments, stalking and other similar activities.

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