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Cong MLAs pitch for 33 per cent women’s quota in Delhi police

Congress MLAs in the city has demanded 33 per cent reservation for women in Delhi police. In a letter singed by seveal MLAs of the ruling Congress party and addressed to Union Home Minister with copies to UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh the legislators have also demnaded setting up of a centralised mechanism to register FIR a people friendly police in the capital city in order to ensure quick action on the part of police during occurrence of any serious crime including sexual harassment and assault against women.

‘A woman police officer of the rank of Station House Officer (SHO) or Addtion SHO must be deployed in all 182 police station including 162 territorial police stations in the city,’ said Mukesh Sharma, parliamentary secretary to Sheila Dikshit.

‘There should be a seperate hall in the police stations for registering complaints of women,’added Sharma. Besides Mukesh Sharma the letter has been signed by Subhash Chopra, Barakha Singh, Surender Kumar, Mateen Ahmad, Veer Singh Dhingan and Malaram Gangwal. Referring to the recent incident of gang rape and spontaneous outrage, the legislators have requested to make Delhi Police more sensitive and responsive.

‘Trial against the culprits in fast track courts, being made functional as per the approval granted by the Government and it must start at the earliest,’ added Sharma. They have demanded the harshest punishment to the culprits and separate Thana Level Committees for women in every ward to restore their confidence in policing.

Sharma alongwith other MLAs has suggested that 33 percent women reservation in police force would go a long way in instilling confidence among women in Delhi.
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