Anti-romeo squad Operation Durga

Aim of the Squad

Launched for curbing crime against women in Haryana in line with Anti Romeo Squad in Uttar Pradesh.

Key Facts

  • launched ‘Operation Durga’ in Haryana.
  • For allegedly indulging in crimes against women.
  • 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.

Working of Squad

The teams visited public places such as schools, colleges, bus stands and railway stations and nabbed persons indulging in crimes against women, including eve teasing.

Background for the initiative

Women police stations in all districts to ensure safety of women and provide them with a safe place for lodging complaints. But it had been observed that women hesitated in reporting incidents involving such anti-social elements. 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.

 

Source : Indian Express

GS I : Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies

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