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Kiran Bedi hints subtle discrimination against women in the police force

Bedi made her displeasure open over not being invited to the premier IPS training institute of SVPNPA as a chief guest in any function in her illustrious career.
 

Published: 10th January 2017 06:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th January 2017 06:53 PM   |  A+A-

Kiran Bedi (Pic: ENS).

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Pointing to subtle discrimination against women in the police force, Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi, a former IPS officer on Tuesday made her displeasure open over not being invited to the premier IPS training institute of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA) as a chief guest in any function in her illustrious career.
 
“For the first time I am invited as a guest for an event at the Sardar Vallabhbhai National Police Academy. May be this is because, a woman officer is heading the academy,” Kiran Bedi said while attending the closing ceremony of equestrian championships in SVPNPA in Hyderabad. NPA is presently headed by Aruna Bahuguna, a senior IPS officer.
 
Kiran Bedi said that in her entire service, she was never invited to any event in the NPA as a guest.
 
“In my 35 years of service, I am called to the NPA for the first time, which makes me feel honoured. After my training at the academy, am invited for a formal event at the NPA. This place is so special for me. It taught me to live and grow in life. I thank the NPA for giving me another opportunity to feel the same again,” she said.
 
“Did it require a woman director of police academy to invite the senior most woman officer to preside over a prestigious event at the academy?” tweeted Kiran Bedi, after conclusion of the event.
 



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