J&K Shiv Sena unit demands women police station, cell in every district

Agencies. Updated: 9/25/2021 12:58:33 PM Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, Sep 25: Jammu and Kashmir unit of Shiv Sena (Bala Saheb Thackeray) on Saturday staged a protest against the increasing crime against women in the Union Territory and demanded the establishment of women police station in every district besides a Women’s Cell facility in these police stations.
During the protest led by Shiv Sena President of UT of J&K, Manish Sahni accused the government of not being serious on the issue which is evident from the fact that ten districts of Jammu and Kashmir including Samba, Reasi, Ramban, Kulgam and Shopian do not have women police station which can be one of the main reasons for the rise in crime against women.
Mr Sahni referred to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report and lamented that according to this report there has been an 11 percent increase in domestic violence and other crimes against women in Jammu and Kashmir as compared to 2020, which is a matter of deep concern.
The Shiv Sena leader said that due to the non-availability of women police stations and the allied desks, substantial number of cases of crimes against women remain unreported thus not finding place in the data compiled officially.

He further said that tall claims are made by the government on women empowerment but no concrete steps have been taken at the ground level. Shiv Sena leaders also sent a memorandum to J&K LG Manoj Sinha regarding demands and requested for immediate action.

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