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Women cops at forefront protecting poor & homeless

Women cops at forefront protecting poor & homeless

New Delhi: The women cops in Delhi Police serves shoulder-to-shoulder with their male counterparts, lending hands to the poor and homeless in the city, who have been amongst the hardest hit by the Coronavirus pandemic.

In Dwarka, a group of six women personnel on their scooties check parks and clusters, ensuring strict enforcement of the lockdown as well as maintaining social distancing near shops. "We met several labourers who told us that they wanted to go to their native places but we told them that they would not only risk their lives but also of their families. So, they should stay here and they will be provided will all kinds of help including proper food," a woman constable said.

Another policewoman added that they focus on creating awareness among people about social distancing and use of masks and sanitisers. "We have met senior citizens. We told them about the lockdown and also gave them our phone numbers and asked them to call in an emergency situation," she said.

The women patrolling team on Thursday found a few people roaming on the streets at Dwarka and when they were asked about why they were out and about, they told the cops that they were hungry for two days. The policewomen then gave their own tiffins to the poor people.

According to cops, they have been supported by their families who kept them motivated to serve people in need. "Whenever I come back home, my younger sister locks my two children inside the room so that they cannot come to me. After cleaning myself, I enter my house and meet the children," one police personnel added.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) Anto Alphonse said they patrol parks, metro stations and bus stand areas. "They regularly reach out to senior citizens and women who need help," he said.

Women personnel contributing in every front

In North West Delhi, DCP Vijayanta Arya and her team have taken responsibility for providing essential items to refugees from Pakistan living at a camp in Majlis Park. DCP Arya told the Millennium Post that the Delhi Police's women police in addition to serving their duties are also taking care of their families and domestic duties. "In every front, our women police personnel are contributing whether it is helping needy people, maintaining strict lockdown or supporting children and women in need. They are also doing their regular policing work," she said.

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