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To promote gender quality, JK Cabinet approves creation of 4 Women Police stations

Press Trust of India
13th Apr 2016
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Jammu and Kashmir government today sanctioned the creation of four women police stations, one each in district Anantnag, Baramulla, Rajouri and Udhampur.

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To ensure that women affected by violence have an enabling Police system empathetic towards their grievances,the Cabinet has sanctioned creation of 208 posts, 52 each for the four stations, Education Minister Naeem Akhtar told reporters here today.

The 208 posts include four posts of Inspector, four Sub-Inspector, 8 Assistant Sub-Inspector, 24 Head Constable, 136 Constable and 32 posts of Follower, he said.

It shall be a step towards achieving gender equality, Akhtar added.

The creation of these Women Police Stations shall enable women to report offenses and bring visibility of women at the level of public interface especially in situations where aggrieved women intend to seek redress in an empathetic environment with an institutional support. It shall also be a step towards achieving gender equality.

Presently, two Women Police Stations are functional one each at Srinagar and Jammu exclusively run by women police officers/staff. Besides four Women Cells are functioning, one each at district Anantnag, Baramulla, Rajouri and Udhampur on internal arrangement basis.


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Presently, two Women Police Stations are functional one each at Srinagar and Jammu exclusively run by women police officers/staff. Besides four Women Cells are functioning, one each at district Anantnag, Baramulla, Rajouri and Udhampur on internal arrangement basis.

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