Millennium Post

Self-defence a major initiative curb crime against women

New Delhi: Self-defence training is one of the major initiatives of Delhi Police to curb crime against women. With the knowledge of defence techniques, the girl can help herself to fight in any untoward situation. Recently, city police marked its name into Limca Book of Records after it trained over two lakh women and girls under its self-defence programme.

In a Press statement, police said, these programmes are a huge success with the girl, women of schools, colleges, institutes, hotels, RWAs, the private sector, marginalized communities, street children and government sector in Delhi in both terms of participation and utility. The training empowers the girls, women to protect themselves by using ordinary objects like Dupatta, safety pin, handbag and backpack etc.

Special Police Unit for Women and Children (SPUWAC), Deputy Commissioner of Police Geeta Rani Verma told Millennium Post that the training makes women and girls safe, confident and aware. "They (women and girls) travel in buses go to markets through self-defence training they can save themselves from harassers," said DCP Verma.

She further added that they also give training to children living in a street situation. According to an official, apart from children, girls, women, one 90-year-old elderly took part in the self-defence programme.

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