Jammu: The cabinet on Monday approved creation of four all-women police stations, two each in Kashmir and Jammu provinces. These police stations will be in addition to two police stations functioning in Srinagar and Jammu. An official spokesman said that the new all-women police stations will ensure an enabling police system for the women affected by violence.
The new women police stations will be established in district Anantnag, Baramulla, Rajouri and Udhampur.
The Cabinet also sanctioned creation of 208 posts for these four women police stations. Each police station will get 52 posts. The 208 posts include four posts of Inspectors, four posts of Sub-Inspectors, 8 posts of Assistant Sub-Inspectors, 24 posts of head-constable, 136 posts of constable and 32 posts of followers.
The spokesman said that the creation of these Women Police Stations shall enable women to report offences and bring visibility of women at the level of public interface especially in situations where aggrieved women intend to seek redress in an empathetic environment with an institutional support. It shall also be a step towards achieving gender equality.
Besides two women police stations functional in Srinagar and Jammu, four women cells are functioning, one each at district Anantnag, Baramulla, Rajouri and Udhampur on internal arrangement.