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In order to tackle sexual harassment against women, Medak police is trying to be more accessible to complainants. An awareness programme was organised by the police on Thursday, at the Government Degree and PG College for Girls, Sangareddy, on how girls can tackle sexual harassment. Medak District Superintendent of Police, Sumathi, was the chief guest for the event.

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Awareness camp held at Govt Degree and PG College for Girls at Sangareddy

Sangareddy (Medak): In order to tackle sexual harassment against women, Medak police is trying to be more accessible to complainants. An awareness programme was organised by the police on Thursday, at the Government Degree and PG College for Girls, Sangareddy, on how girls can tackle sexual harassment. Medak District Superintendent of Police, Sumathi, was the chief guest for the event.

Addressing a huge gathering of girls from different schools, Jr colleges and degree/pg colleges, she said that the Medak police had opened a facebook page (www.facebook.com/medakpolice), where the girls can register and take part in open forums and file complaints about sexual offences. She said that this was a service available to everyone and the police was the service provider.

Medak District SP  B Sumathi speaking on  women safety at Sangareddy on Thursday

She also said that there was a women’s helpline (08455276533) for girls in distress to call, apart from the 100 number. The SP said that the women’s helpline would be attached to a counselling centre, where even psychologists would be involved in the process which has a particular format to tackle the issues.

She also said that ‘she teams’ were being formed with NCC cadets as part of measures to curb harassment of girls. She asked the DWCRA women to inform police on the belt shops located in their areas. She said that the department was taking stern action against those selling liquor in belt shops and dhabas.

The SP stated that if the offenders failed to mend their ways, even after cases were filed against them for selling liquor illegally, then their photos would be pasted at the Gram Panchayat offices and they would be required to go and sign in the police stations once in a fortnight.

She asked the girls to set goals for themselves and strive to achieve them. She opined that the girls needed to be financially independent. Sameera Namin, Principal, Govt Degree and PG College for Girls, S Anjaneyulu, SHO, Sangareddy, Kuna Venu, President, Yuvajana Sanghala Samithi, Sudhakar, Principal, Govt Jr College, and others were present at the event.

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