SRINAGAR — As the crime rate against women is increasing in Kashmir, Srinagar Police has taken the initiative of deploying a women’s squad in Parrypora area, which is known for its maximum tuition centres in Srinagar.
According to the news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO), women police flying squads have been deployed in the coaching hub of Parraypora and Baghat areas to ensure safety for the girls studying in the coaching centres.
In cases of stalking, harassment, teasing or any unwanted advancement by delinquents, the girl students can approach any of the female constables for instant assistance.
It has been noticed that the women flying squad was deployed only after it was discovered that some victims felt uncomfortable talking on such sensitive issues with the opposite sex.
There is an increase in crimes against women in Kashmir. In a recent case, a 21-year-old girl suffered severe burn injuries on her face, when two unknown men threw acid on the girl in the city outskirts on December 11 last year. The culprits were arrested later. The girl is undergoing treatment in Chennai now.
A police vehicle has been parked in the area with a helpline number 9596770601, 9596770602, 0194-2477567, 0194-2477568 on it, so that the girls in respective areas get assistance accordingly.