Religious figures to counsel men harassing women

In its drive to curb crime against women, Delhi Police has roped in religious figures to counsel men found harassing women in public places in the national Capital.  Under its 'Operation <g data-gr-id="24">Shishtachar</g>' Delhi Police lady personnel in plain clothes will also patrol public places to keep a watch on men harassing women. 

"We have adopted a two-pronged strategy including legal action and counselling. We have also involved religious figures in the counselling besides experts from the field of psychology and law," said a senior police officer. 

Emphasising that Delhi Police is committed to <g data-gr-id="22">security</g> of women, the officer said, "We have taken several steps <g data-gr-id="23">specially</g> 'Operation Shishtachar' for this. Lady police personnel visit public places in plain clothes to watch out for eve teasers".

The lady cops in plain clothes also travel in public transport in the city to catch those who target women during their daily commute to <g data-gr-id="20">work places</g>. 

 The idea behind counselling is not only to educate the offenders but also to make them aware about the moral and legal consequences of their acts, said a senior police officer.

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