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Haryana takes a step towards women empowerment by launching the state’s first ever all-women police station in Gurgaon.

Gurgaon police commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk
Gurgaon police commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk

A two-storey building in Gurgaon’s Sector 51–until now the office of the traffic police–is being converted into a “one-stop shop” police station for women, according to Gurgaon police commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk.

The state is notorious for its sex ratio.  The National Crime Records Bureau has recorded 8,974 cases of crime against women, including 3,501 cases of dowry harassment, 1,174 rapes cases and 230 cases of gang rape, according to a report in BBC.

The government plans to open 21 such police stations and each station would have at least 38 police personnel besides a support staff of 8-10 male police officials to conduct raids, apprehend the accused and other related duties, said Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) YP Singhal.

Inspector Umesh Bala, a police woman for 30 years has been chosen to lead the first all- women police station. To be

Umesh Bala
Umesh Bala

launched as a “Rakhi Gift” on August 28, the police department wishes to debunk the notion that police is gender-insensitive.

“In all cases of crime against women, the victims are generally more comfortable talking about it to women. By opening these, we are providing victims an option of reporting the matter to an all-women police station, if they so desire. For us, it will build up expertise and specialization of our teams in handling such crimes” says Singhal.

 

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My state has really done an excellent job, especially with the help of government. So now we really can't say that girls are less because they are actually working so hard to bring the equality in terms of boys and girls, in terms of gender.

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Meenakshi along with Miss India World 2018 winner Anukreethy Vas and second runner up Shreya Rao Kamavarapu attended the launch and conducted a walkthrough of the store along with Vivek Bali, Chief Operating Officer - Sephora India at Arvind Beauty Brands. IANS

Miss India first runner-up Meenakshi Chaudhary, who hails from Haryana, says that her state has done an excellent job in bringing an equality between girls and boys with the help of government and this has shown amazing results in all fields.

“My state has really done an excellent job, especially with the help of government. So now we really can’t say that girls are less because they are actually working so hard to bring the equality in terms of boys and girls, in terms of gender.

“Time has proven itself that girls are not less than anybody, specifically in my state Haryana. You see in terms of sports, beauty pageants, I think Haryana has left a mark with Manushi Chillar, with Phogat sisters. We’ve proved our mark in each and every field,” Meenakshi told IANS in an interview here.

She was present to launch Sephora’s store at Oberoi Mall, Goregaon, here on Saturday.

With a presence in cities such as New Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Chandigarh, Bengaluru and Pune, this would be Sephora’s 17th store in the country.

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With a presence in cities such as New Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Chandigarh, Bangalore and Pune, this would be Sephora’s 17th store in the country., flickr

Meenakshi along with Miss India World 2018 winner Anukreethy Vas and second runner up Shreya Rao Kamavarapu attended the launch and conducted a walkthrough of the store along with Vivek Bali, Chief Operating Officer – Sephora India at Arvind Beauty Brands.

Meenakshi says that makeup is every girl’s best friend.

“It makes you look really pretty and Sephora has done an excellent job in making us look extremely beautiful, extremely confident…,” she said by adding that Mascara, a nice lip shade are some of the beauty essentials in her bag.

Coming from an Army family, she says that her life is completely changed post winning the title.

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“The normal girl I was has transformed into Miss India and I think the entire country knows it and the best part about that is that it has made me realize my own potential. So I think I realize what I was able to do and I am capable of much more so I am really excited to carry this journey forward and learn a lot more,” she said. (IANS)