Kerala launches ‘pink protection project’ for women’s safety
Kerala Police have launched the “Pink Protection Project” to protect women in public, private and digital spaces. The project was reported by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in which ten cars, 40 two-wheelers including Royal Enfield bikes and 20 bikes were allocated. The project aims to prevent dowry-related issues, cyberbullying and harassment in public places. The Pink Police Patrol System is one of the 10 components of the project. The components include Pink Janamaithri beat, Pink control room, Pink Shadow, Pink Romeo, advisory services and a mobile application dedicated to the protection of women. The police will make regular home visits to monitor cases of domestic violence.
The mission has been filed under “Pink Janamaithri Beat”. Under this, police officers can collect data from panchayat members, neighbors and locals to report to the station manager (SHO) for further action. Specially trained female officers will be deployed in the operations of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and other private buses outside of schools, colleges and other public spaces. Pink boards have already been installed in 14 districts for better coordination.
NDTV quoted Police Director General Anil Kant: “Policewomen will conduct regular patrols. Police will patrol cars, two-wheelers and bicycles. If a case of domestic violence comes to the attention of the police, a proper investigation will be carried out and a daily review will be carried out.
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