Tirath for more police patrols in areas where NE girls live

Last Updated: Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 21:39

New Delhi: Expressing shock and dismay at
the abduction and rape of a Mizoram girl in the capital,
Minister of State for Women and Child Development Krishna
Tirath Thursday sought more PCR vans and extra police posts in
areas where women from the North-East live in large numbers.

Tirath said that she would take up the issue with the
Home Ministry.

"I am very much concerned about these incidents
happening to the girls from North East. I had already taken up
this issue and I am going to reiterate this issue with the
Home Ministry that they should have extra kiosks and PCR vans
in all police stations in areas where there is a concentration
of girls from North East," she told reporters here.

She said that there was a need to ensure safe working
conditions for women. "I am also asking the police to hold
gender sensitisation workshops in every police station so that
police personnel at all levels are adequately sensitised to
these problems".
"Our Ministry is shortly going to inaugurate a working
women`s hostel in Jasola for the girls from North-East," the
Minister added.
The 30-year-old victim was walking towards her home in
Moti Village in south Delhi early yesterday morning along with
one of her colleagues when four men in a vehicle abducted her
and took turns to rape her.

This is the latest in several incidents of sexual
assaults in the city where girls from the North-East were at
the receiving end.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 21:39

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