In recent times, there has been an increase in crimes against women, particularly with regards to dowry harassment/marital problems, online abuse, stalking, molestation, rape, etc.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan recently launched a pink protection project of the State police to safeguard the rights of women in public, private, and cyberspaces. He said the project is launched to protect women against such atrocities, which have reportedly increased during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Domestic violence is often known to the police only when such complaints are received. The new project, called “Pink Janamaithri Beat” will enable police to get such information in advance and prevent such harassment.
The system is tasked with visiting houses to collect information on domestic violence. They will collect information from panchayat members, neighbors, and other locals and hand it over to the station house officers for further action.
“The specially trained pink beat officers will be present in public places and a pink control room will be available in all the 14 districts. A pink shadow patrol team will identify the anti-social elements at crowded places and take action,” CM Vijayan said.
He also added a woman Bullet patrol team and pink Romeo would also be launched along with the pink protection project.