Direct link to scholarships offered by  Govt. of India

List of Private NGOs offering scholarships

Hajj:

The Journey of a Lifetime

Click here for step by step Haj Guide

Ummid Assistant

Admissions open at AMU off campus centers Murshidabad and Malappuram (Kerala).

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » National

Police need to be gender-sensitized to curb rape incidents: Tirath

Thursday November 25, 2010 05:26:58 PM, IANS

New Delhi: Police need to be gender-sensitized to curb incidents of rape, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath said Thursday reacting to the gangrape of a call centre employee from the northeast, and added that she will write to the union home minister as well as Delhi Police Commissioner on the matter.

"I am going to write to the home minister and the Delhi Police Commissioner that gender-sensitization sessions should be conducted for police personnel so that such cases can be addressed promptly. Also, more PCR vans should patrol the capital's roads - not just those pockets where northeastern students stay - so that the city as a whole is more safe for women," Tirath told IANS.

NGOs, she said, will be involved in the sensitization drive.

The BPO employee, a northeastern woman aged 30, was abducted by four-five men after she was dropped back home from work at night in Dhaula Kuan in south Delhi. The men abducted her in a tempo goods carrier and gangraped her. The men dumped her later at Mangolpuri in northwest Delhi.

"For the BPOs, a set of guidelines for the safety of their women employees is very important. While I am aware that they have transport policies to pick and drop their employees, I will write to the BPOs that stricter guidelines should be there for their safety," Tirath said.

"So maybe there should be security personnel in the cabs that drive back the women from work and also, the women should be dropped at their doorstep and not at a distance as it happened in this case," she added.

Reiterating similar incidents of harassment of northeastern women in Delhi around the same time last year, Tirath said she had written to the home ministry then too but nothing much had come out of that.

"I had written to Home Minister P. Chidambaram Oct 28, 2009 regarding cases of sexual harassment of northeastern women in Delhi and suggested a national consultation involving the home ministry, the women and child development ministry and the police to address the matter. I did get a response, but nothing much came out of that," Tirath told IANS.

"There were some sensitization workshops for the police after that, but soon the police got involved in the Commonwealth Games. As it is they were overburdened. So the matter was forgotten. But this time, I will speak to the commissioner to take necessary steps immediately," she said.

 

 

 

 

 

  Bookmark and Share                                          Home | Top of the Page

Comment on this article

Name:
E-mail Address:
Write here...

News Pick

Tantrik's house of horror? Boy sacrificed, bones found

A tantrik, his wife and five disciples have been arrested in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, for sacrificing a two-year-old boy in the belief that it would bring them wealth, police said Thursday, adding this may not be the first such  »

Muslim girl killed for love affair with Hindu

A Muslim man has been arrested for killing his teenaged daughter who was in love with a Hindu youth from the same village, police said Thursday. Mushtakeem, a resident of Mawaithakuran village, strangled his 18-year-old daughter   »

Oman to allow temple, gurdwara

Oman has assured India that it will soon allow a temple and a gurdwara to be built in the country, home to some 500,000 expatriate Indians, it was announced Wednesday. The assurance was given by Omani Minister of Awqaf   »

National Imams Convention for Muslim Reservation in New Delhi Nov 30

The All India Imams Council, (AIIC), winding up its ongoing public awareness programs of Muslim reservation in different states during the month of November is holding “National Imams Convention for  »

No parliament business for ninth day, 2G deadlock on

It was the ninth successive day of no business in parliament Wednesday with both houses being adjourned again over the opposition demand for  »

  Eight days of adjournment cost nation Rs.63 crore

One day, three chief ministers, different tales

One chief minister rode to incredible victory on a development agenda, another stayed put in office defying taint and sections of his party, and a third quit saying he was too old - the differing sagas of Nitish Kumar in Bihar, B.S.   »

More Headlines

Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan to check narcotics smuggling

Caked in thick mud, fields still useless in Ladakh

No Panjab University hostel for freshers using cars

Turin official asks school board to ban burqa-wearing mothers

Scientists conjure world's first black petunia plant

Spotlight on Taj Mahal's marble cancer at IFFI

Tantrik's house of horror? Boy sacrificed, bones found

Muslim girl killed for love affair with Hindu

One day, three chief ministers, different tales

ED quizzes lobbyist Radia, records her statement

Muslim cleric jailed for marrying minor

National Imams Convention for Muslim Reservation in New Delhi Nov 30

Oman to allow temple, gurdwara

CII releases India-Arab trade manual

 

 

 

Top Stories

Five Bihar ministers not celebrating Nitish victory

Their chief minister has pulled off a stupendous victory in Bihar, but it is not celebration time for five legislators of the National Democratic    »

What makes Nitish Kumar special

Nitish 'tsunami' sweeps Bihar, wipes out Lalu, Congress

Notable winners and losers in Bihar

 

Picture of the Day

President of India Mrs. Pratibha Devisingh Patil addressing to the students of Men’s College Dubai and faculty of Dubai International Academic City, in Dubai on November 24, 2010.

 

  Most Read

Kiran Kumar Reddy is 16th chief minister of Andhra Pradesh

N. Kiran Kumar Reddy took oath Thursday as the 16th chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, a day after K. Rosaiah resigned to terminate his 14-month government     »

Turin official asks school board to ban burqa-wearing mothers

A government official in industrial northern Italian city of Turin has asked the local school board to stop fully-veiled women from picking up their children at school because it makes it difficult to identify them as the students' true parents. The request   »

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Religion

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Culture

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

 

Contact us

Business

Career

     

Education

       

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.