PULWAMA — In order to aware the general public about legal aspects of the rights of women, crime against women, sexual assault, physical, mental harassment and female feticide, Pulwama Police organized an awareness seminar on ‘Crimes Against Women’ in collaboration with The Kashmir Pulse and NSS wing at Government Degree College Women’s Pulwama.
The event was presided over by Showkat Rafiq Wani, DySP Hqrs Pulwama. SHO Pulwama; Principal of the college, Dr Yasmeena Farooq; Advocate Manzoor-ul-Haq Wani; Chairperson of Ansaar-ul-Masakeen Kakapora, Aafiqa Ali were also present in the seminar.
During the programme, DySP Hqrs Pulwama delivered an elaborate lecture on the topic of sexual harassment at workplaces, domestic violence, human trafficking etc. He said that women have been victims of humiliation, exploitation and torture by men on different counts and rapes and brutal murders have been so common nowadays.
Mr Showkat Rafiq Wani made the girl participants (students) aware of the provisions of the law for the protection of women. He advised them to come forward with their grievances instead of becoming victims of bad characters. He assured them that police is committed to the protection of the general public, particularly women folk.
Lectures were also delivered by other police and civil officers in which participants were made aware of the rights of women in society. The participants were asked to encourage the victims to report in their respective jurisdictions.
Detailed awareness about laws and provisions relating to the abuse of women, foeticide and infanticide was also imparted to the participants. In addition, it was brought to their notice that Pulwama Police has recently set up a Women’s Cell in Pulwama that can be approached for any kind of assistance. The participants were assured that the identity of the victim would be kept confidential.
Besides, the participants were also made aware of the JKeCOP application launched by J&K Police to get emergency services including lodging an FIR at the click of a button. They were requested to download the application from the Google Play Store for almost all police-related issues like lodging complaints (FIR), viewing an FIR, giving information, reporting traffic violations, seeking emergency help, etc.