Brinda at AAP meet on women’s security

The residents of CR Park interacted with area MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj in a mohalla sabha on Sunday, raising issues related to security in the area.

Police officers were also present at the sabha and made

several suggestions on how to improve the law and order situation in the area.

"The main topic raised by us was related to security. There has been an increase in snatching cases here and we wanted to draw the police's attention towards such issues," a resident said.

A police officer said, "We have suggested that verifications of tenants, servants, car washers, part-time workers, dhobis, etc be carried out in the colony and they should also be issued ID cards. CCTV cameras should also be installed at entry and exit gates to increase security."

The officer suggested increased police presence around markets. "For the safety of children, women and senior citizens, picketing should be increased at all stretches, especially in front of schools and markets and all entry and exit points should be manned by 35-40 police personnel, along with proper bicycle patrolling and there should be emergency response vehicles too," the officer said.

A request to review the BRT corridor was also raised during the meeting.

Meanwhile, CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat attended another mohalla sabha in CR Park. Bhardwaj and Karat spoke on issues related to women's security, sources said. "Karat mainly raised the issue of the rape in Madhyamgram near Kolkata. Bhardwaj spoke about the importance of strengthening women's security and how the AAP government was working towards ensuring that in Delhi," a resident of the area said.

AAP's manifesto mentions a citizens' security force, which is expected to comprise retired Army officers and aims to work towards improving women's security in the capital.

The proposal is to have a force of 25-30 people per ward. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has asked Women and Child Development Minister Rakhi Birla to look into women's security.

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