Project for Women's Safety to be Launched

Published: 17th March 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th March 2015 01:02 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A state-level seminar on the subject ‘The Role Played by Janamaithri Police in Stopping Atrocities Against Women’ began at Kanakakkunnu Palace on Monday.

Inaugurating the seminar, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said that ‘Nirbhaya Keralam Surakshitha Keralam’, a project started for the safety of women, would be launched here and in Kozhikode.

He said that the project, with the assistance from the Union Government, would be expanded all over the state. Towards this, Chennithala said that he would meet the Home Minister and the Home Secretary.

Chennithala said that with 250 women police personnel about to complete their training,the state police force will very soon have a women battalion. The Minister said that the orders to promote women police personnel to Station House Officers have been issued. He also said that steps to add four women police stations have been taken.

The Home Minister said that complaints by women would be treated with foremost importance, and there should be quick action to resolve those. He said that the government would take strict measures to curb all atrocities against women and children.

“The government would ensure complete protection of the police officers who take necessary steps to stop all barbarous acts,” he said.

The Home Minister said that the cooperation of residents associations was important in stopping such atrocities. He said that apart from maintaining the peace of the land, the police should also undertake activities that reflect their social commitment.

He said that the government was planning to increase the allowance of the beat police. He said that while Janamaithri police have been able to improve the image of the police, beat police personnel should improve their relations with the public further.

K Muraleedharan MLA, presided over. DGP K S Balasubramanian, ADGP (Modernisation) Loknath Behera, Range IG Manoj Abraham and actor Maithili spoke at the seminar.

Stay up to date on all the latest Thiruvananthapuram news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp