- PHOTO: RAVI CHOUDHARY / HINDUSTAN TIMES

FEMALE MOTORBIKE SQUAD TO FIGHT STREET CRIME

New squad set to fight crime committed against women in New Delhi, India.

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Reports of violence against women in Delhi have almost doubled since 2012. Delhi’s police force have now created a motorcycle squad, consisting of mostly females, which is set to take to the Indian capital’s streets - on motorbikes.

PHOTO: CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP

PHOTO: CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP

The patrol, called ‘Raftaar’, or ‘Speed’ is a squad of 600 specially trained female officers, who will be patrolling the city. They will be equipped with guns, pepper spray and body cameras. There will also be specifically designed helmets with ear-pieces.

"Basically it is a robust street criminal containment strategy," Delhi police spokesman Dependra Pathak told the Hindustan Times.

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They want to focus on improving safety for women. There is strong public awareness of violence against women in Delhi, particularly sex attacks, and women don’t feel safe. This course of action is hoped to discourage offenders, as well as reassure women.

Putting together this squad has been difficult, as there was a significant lack of women in the force with driving licences. However, the squad does now consist of 60% females, who are ready to tackle street crime. Their fight for women’s safety starts in December.

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Comments (10)

  • It is wonderful to see this tribe and others of like mind promote the safety of all women in Delhi and ultimately throughout the world :) Thanks Helene

      2 years ago
  • Hope it works.

      2 years ago
  • THIS. IS. AWESOME. you are brilliant!! ❤️❤️❤️

      2 years ago
  • This is amazing! 💪🏼 Thanks for sharing, Helene. I promoted it to Best of WOD.

      2 years ago
    • Yes! I'm really glad they're taking some serious action now. Women of New Delhi deserves better. Thank you!

        2 years ago
  • I like how he's like can't put my arms around her waist to secure myself so i don't fall off cause I would get in trouble

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