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Lady Singham teaches 200 differently-abled girls self-defence lessons

New Delhi: Differently abled people are at high risk of violence and if it is a girl they are more vulnerable, taking a note of their situation Delhi Police have started giving them training in self-defence.
According to police, the training has been given to more than 200 girls under three police stations in Central Delhi which is Patel Nagar, Ranjit Nagar, and Anand Parbat area. Police claimed that they give the girls basic training so that they can fight off the anti-social elements.
Ear and speech impaired children said during counseling that they were harassed by few people. However, they were not able to report it to police as no one could understand their language, not even their parents. They met assistant sub-inspector Kiran Sethi who imparted them training.
Talking to Millennium Post, Kiran Sethi stated that earlier it was little tough to understand their language but after some time the girls started catching up. Now, the girls and the trainers understand each other's language, she said.
''Every girl should be empowered with self-defence training which will help her in safety," said Sethi. The woman police personnel further stated that girls should not depend on anyone for help they should be self-confident that they can prevent any trouble.
Another vulnerable group was of blind kids and during counseling, the girl who is blind stated that when they used to cross the road with the help of some persons they used to touch their private parts. "During training, we told the girls how to use their stick and alert others about the incident," said police. Kiran Sethi is famous as "Lady Singham" as she herself saved a blind girl from the clutches of traffickers. The woman police personnel and her coach Shiv Kumar Kohli have trained many disabled girls.

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