PROJECT DIRECTOR OF ‘EK AUR SUDHAR’ PROGRAMME FOUND POLICE WITH CASUAL APPROACH TOWARDS THE SAFETY OF SCHOOL-GOING GIRLS
RAVINDER SINGH MALIK
Claims of the Police Department of better functioning in the state have proved futile as the police have failed to protect school-going girls which is a matter of serious concern. Besides, the police delays taking actions against those involved in harassing girls while going schools, revealed a report submitted by the Project Director of “Ek Aur Sudhar Scheme.” The report has raised questions on the functioning of Police Department in various districts of the state. It is pertinent to mention that Project Director visited the schools of state recently and founded the police working with casual approach towards the safety of school going girls. Increasing incidents of molestation of school-going girls outside the schools has forced to think about their safety. To some extent, it shows the non-seriousness attitude of the Police Department towards the safety of school girls, the report said. Prior to this, a survey of the National Crime Bureau also revealed that safety of school-going children is endangered. Along with this, nearly 90 per cent of the parents never come to know about the incidents of molestation and sexual harassment against their children in the school premises.
The report also revealed that miscreants have been bullying school girls outside the schools and public places also which requires the Police Department to take stern action against the bad elements. However, instead taking action against the miscreants, the police have completely failed to tighten the noose against them. The report showed that the safety of girls is at stake in the state as miscreants follow school girls while going schools and misbehave with them. The report has recommended starting a monthly programme in the schools and elaborate arrangements should be made to ensure the presence of girls suffering from such bad elements in the surrounding. Thus programme would enable them to present their position before the officials and administrations. It is learnt that ‘Balika Manches were set up in the state to address such problems of school girls which are now have become nonfunctional. Earlier, the State Women Commission had shown concern over the safety of girls and women in the state at public place. It had asked to ensure their safety, particularly at public places and programme such as fair and exhibitions. In view of above scenario, the department had issued directions all the departments including the MC, police and urban local bodies and asked the DGP to provide all the details and guidelines to conduct any public programme.
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