Srinagar: In order to make Police Stations more women friendly and accessible, 59 Women Help Desks have been established in Kashmir Zone.
These Women Help Desks will be the first and single point of contact for any women walking into a Police Station and the in-charges thereof are Women Police Officials. The officials of Women Help Desks are perfectly trained to manage any type of women related cases being registered in the Police Station.
IGP Kashmir Zone Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS has directed these desks to be considerate and transfer the cases to the concerned and follow up the cases giving required assurance and support to the women approaching them. IGP Kashmir Zone further reiterated that further necessary training, orientation and sensitization of the staff working at or in relation to Women Help Desks at Police Stations will be prioritized.
These Women Help Desks have been established to provide desirable increased comfort for women to approach Police. The establishment of these Women Help Desks will increase in approachability of women to Police Stations for counselling and reporting any offence related to them and this will increase in confidence of women to report abuse at Police Stations.
IGP Kashmir Zone Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS emphasized that these Women Help Desks will reduce response time by police to reach to a situation or crisis.
It is pertinent to mention here that any person especially women in distress can Dial 112 for any emergency.(KNT)