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.