“Although I normally don’t support gender based quotas, countries like India may be an exception; that being said, there also needs to be changes at the executive levels of police, crown prosecutors and judges to support front line officers. If that kind of systemic support is not put in place, this “change” is just good public relations.” – Jane Hall
The Indian government has approved a proposal to reserve one-third of police posts in Delhi for women, its latest move to address shocking levels of sexual violence against women in the capital.
The decision, taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi, is part of a series of steps taken in the last few months to strengthen laws against sexual violence.
A government statement said the cabinet had given its approval “for making reservations of 33 per cent for women … in direct recruitment in non-gazetted posts … of all union territories, including Delhi.” – READ MORE