Written byPallabi Chatterjee ·
Aiming to change Delhi's image of being unsafe for women, a six-member panel formed by L-G Anil Baijal has enlisted few measures to curb the menace.
The report, which will be presented to Baijal tomorrow, noted that mostly school-dropouts and drug-addicts are involved in these crimes.
Promoting gender-friendly environment, abolishing all-boys' schools and removing addicts from roads are some plausible solutions, the report said.
The 35-page report that will cater to the police and other responsible departments, also advised "on how they can work together to ensure safety of women and security on roads."
The panel suggested that NGO and other organizations that work for women's safety should also be roped in for the project implementation.
Further, the panellists found four areas where women feel most vulnerable.
University and college campuses, public transport, and places having homeless population and low-income groups were cited as the unsafe areas for women.
"The kind of harassment they face is shocking," a panellist said, adding that the report "talks about (these) problems systematically."
Additional Secretary (Home) O P Mishra, Special CP Sanjay Beniwal and women safety expert Kalpana Vishwanath were among the six panellists.
In February last year, Baijal had called for a high-profile meeting to discuss about the rising crimes against women in Delhi.
He had asked police Chief Amulya Patnaik and the home secretary to form a committee comprising eminent sociologists, psychologists and experts.
"Concrete action would be taken to ensure safety of women and children," Baijal had said then.
The panel was formed next month.
Delhi Police had claimed recently that assaulting women with 'intention to outrage their modesty' has decreased drastically while, cases pertaining to abduction of women, dowry have seen a 40% and 25% reduction, respectively.
While AAP said 'perfect policies' of their government have instilled fear in minds of criminals, activists like Shehla Rashid blamed "political parties for appropriating women's rights issues for their own interests."
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