crimes against women Current Affairs - 2020

First Disha Police Station inaugurated in Andhra Pradesh to work on violence against women

On February 8, 2020, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy inaugurated the first Disha Police Station. The police stations are first of their kind in the state and will deal with crimes against women. Highlights The Andhra Pradesh Government is to inaugurate 18 Disha Police Stations by the end of February 2020. Every police Read More…

Group of Ministers report on legal framework to prevent sexual harassment

On January 19, 2020, the Group of Ministers headed by Home Minister Amit Shah finalized its report to change the legal framework that will help prevent sexual harassment of women at work places. Highlights The Group of Ministers was constituted in October 2018 after the “Me Too” campaign. The group was reconstituted under the Home Read More…

Andhra Pradesh Cabinet clears Disha Bill

The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet on December 11, 2019 cleared the Disha Bill that proposed harsh punishment for crimes against women. Disha bill is also known as the Andhra Pradesh Criminal Law (Amendment) bill. Key Features The act provides harsh punishments to those who did heinous crimes against women. The decision was taken to protect women Read More…

PRAKHAR: Delhi Police’s anti-street crime vans

Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik flagged off 15 ‘PRAKHAR’ vans from the police headquarters at ITO, New Delhi. The vans are special vehicles to curb street crimes in the national capital.  The new vans are in addition to already operational 15 ‘PRAKHAR’ vans launched in September 2019, thus taking the total number of vans plying Read More…