Intl Womens Day Police launch campaign on womens safety

first_imgKolkata: Police officers launched a campaign to ensure better safety of women here on Friday. The drive was titled ‘Respect Women’. After assuming office, Kolkata Commissioner of Police Anuj Sharma had said woman’s safety would be his priority.A source said Sharma had instructed senior officers to take necessary steps to make the city safer for the women. He also advised the officers to launch an extensive campaign to ensure that women were not harassed in the city. They should feel safe to travel across the city. He instructed the officers to act immediately if any crime against women was reported. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseBased on the suggestions of the top cop, police officers had come up with the idea of celebrating the Women’s Day in a unique way. Quiz competitions were organised at marketplaces, bus terminuses, shopping malls and other crowded places with women. This apart, police pasted stickers on vehicles with the owner’s permission to promote their mission. A yellow sticker with the slogan “Respect Women” along with the logo of Kolkata Police were pasted on private vehicles. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataOn the commercial vehicles, a sticker with space for writing the vehicle’s registration number, name and mobile number of the driver, was pasted. It will not only help the women, but all the passengers to get hold of the vehicle’s registration number and driver’s identity in case of an emergency. According to senior officers of Kolkata Police, such campaigns will be organised throughout the year to make the city safer for the women. It will also help the police to communicate with local residents.last_img

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