Safety of women a key indicator of a progressive society: Rijiju

Women police in uniforms during the inauguration of the women police station in Kiphire on November 10. (Photo: Kiren Rijiiju @ KirenRijiju/Twitter)

• Nagaland’s third women police station inaugurated in Kiphire
• PDA govt committed to set up women police station in all district: Rio

Our Correspondent
Kiphire | November 10

After Dimapur and Kohima, Kiphire became the third district in Nagaland to have an ‘all women’ police station in an apparent move of the government to make Nagaland police gender diverse and deter crime against women.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiran Rijiju who inaugurated the police station in the presence of Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton, the Cabinet team, DGP and others on Saturday expressed hope that the setting up of women police station in Kiphire will not only help improve law and order but will also improve the standard of women.

Acknowledging the role of women, particularly in a tribal society, Rijiju said women not only take care of household activities but also preserve and protect the community’s rich cultural heritage.

He said the safety of women is one crucial key indicator of a progressive society while adding that the establishment of a women police station will ensure safety of women.

Stressing on the role of women police and policing, the union minister said while dealing with the issue of women, one need to be diligent and the role of women in police stations is critical to curb and deter crime against women.
Rijiju also lauded Nagaland police as one of the most capable and professional force in the country while pointing out that Nagaland police are in demand everywhere especially in “left wing extremist areas.”

The union minister also disclosed that the Government of India has earmarked reservation for women in central forces which is expected to be implemented soon.

He further revealed that there are many drastic developments taking place where all the police station will be linked with code for importing information to be shared which will give no opportunity for criminals to escape from one state to another.

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said the PDA government is committed to set up women police stations in all the districts, keeping in mind women safety and women empowerment.

Deputy CM, Y Patton who also spoke on the occasion said Nagaland has already reserved 33% reservation for women in police force and claimed that all recruitments are therefore done accordingly.

Meanwhile, Rijiju in the presence of Chief Minister and other dignitaries distributed various agricultural tools to farmers in Kiphire.

“To fulfill @narendramodi ji’s target of doubling the income of the farmers by 2022, various agricultural tools were distributed to the farmers of aspirational district of Kiphire in Nagaland. I along with CM @Neiphiu_Rio ji and his entire Cabinet Ministers shared the farmer’s joy,” Rijiju’s official twitter handle read.