Police asked to file all reports of violence against women:MoS

Government has issued directives that all complaints of violence against women have to be registered even as police stations in India are being made women friendly, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today said.

The Minister of State (Home) said this while meeting the former President of Kyrgyz Republic, Roza Otunbayeva, who called on him here.

During the meeting, they discussed issues of women policing.

An official spokesperson said they also discussed education, training and exchange of women police officers for mutual benefits, better understanding and performance of women in police forces.

Rijiju, the spokesperson said, told Otunbayeva that India is committed to empowerment of women and their safety and security, adding there had been reports of violence against women in some places and the government has directed the police to register all complaints in this regard.

He added police stations in India are being made women friendly as earlier law enforcement agencies were mainly male dominated.

Otunbayeva said her country was interested in sharing Indian experiences vis-a-vis increasing the strength of women in police forces to 33 per cent.

The former President said the strength of police women in her country is about 6-7 per cent and they are also committed to increasing their strength.