All-women police flying squads to be deployed in Srinagar

Srinagar: All-women police flying squads would be deployed in this summer capital of the state to check crimes against women.
“All-women police flying squads will be deployed in Srinagar city at sensitive places to check crimes against women,” a police spokesman said in a handout Sunday.
He said the squads would be deployed particularly outside coaching centre hubs in the city.
“To begin with, the city police will deploy all-women police flying squad vehicles in coaching hubs of Parraypora and Baghat areas to assist the girl students. Later, the squads will be deployed in other sensitive places,” the spokesman said.
He said in case of stalking, harassment, teasing or any unwarranted advances by delinquents, the girl students are requested to contact nearby female police personnel for immediate assistance.
This measure was taken as some victims felt uncomfortable talking about such sensitive issues with the opposite gender, he said.
“This endeavor is a part of initiatives to be taken by police to sensitize the society about the dignity and honor to be extended to ladies,” he added.
Any complaint in connection with the issue can be registered on police helpline numbers 9596222550, 9596222551 and 0194-2477567, the spokesman said.