Rape is on the rise in India. No movement or protest is taking place. Among the big cities, the situation in Mumbai is quite miserable. That is why Mumbai Police is going to form ‘Nirvaya Squad’ in every police station for the safety of women. Women’s rights activists see the issue as positive.
A few days ago, a woman was raped and tortured to death in the Sakinaka area of Mumbai, India. That woman is known as ‘Nirbhaya’.
In 2012, a woman was similarly gang-raped and tortured to death on a moving bus in the Indian capital, Delhi. He was also known as ‘Nirbhaya’ at that time. Fighting started across the country over this incident.
Mumbai’s police commissioner said in a statement on Tuesday that a “Nirvaya Squad” or special women’s security cell would be set up in each police station and patrols would be intensified in areas where there was a high risk of crime against women.
The squad will consist of a female assistant inspector or sub-inspector, a female and male constable and a driver. A special vehicle of each police station will be added to this squad. A certain number of transports will be provided to each police station to strengthen the patrol. Apart from this, two days special training will also be given to the members of the squad.
Squad members will be present for longer in secluded areas near slums, parks, schools, colleges, theaters and shopping malls, the notification said.
The women welcomed the administration’s initiative. Analysts say this will frighten many and reduce violence against women.
Lena Wood graduated from John Carroll University in the year 2002. She born and grown up in Dallas but later she moved to Cleveland for Studying. Lena has written for several major publications including Community Newspapers and News Desk. Lena is a community Reporter and also Covers National Topics.