The Delhi Government has issued a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to protect inter-religious couples from harassment and threats. The government will provide accommodation to such couples in their ‘safe houses’.
The Delhi government has issued a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to protect inter-faith and inter-caste couples from harassment and intimidation. To see this, special cells have been formed under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner of Police. According to the SOP, the government will provide accommodation in its ‘safe houses’ to couples whose relationships are opposed by their families, or the local community or the Khap.
The government said that the existing 181 toll-free women’s helpline of the Delhi Women’s Commission would serve as a twenty-four-hour helpline for receiving complaints of intimidation and harassment by inter-faith and inter-caste married couples and providing necessary support. With this help, all the necessary help will be given to these couples.
Decision after inter-marriage triggered violence
The SOP issued by the Department of Social Welfare states that the telecollar has been trained in arranging trouble-making phone calls and is aware of the services needed, as an aid or advice to the couple experiencing the problem. Can be provided in Earlier this week, violence erupted in Harijan Basti in south-east Delhi over an alleged inter-marriage relationship. Delhi Police arrested many people for their involvement in this incident.
The couple will be informed about the danger
The department said in the SOP, “The couple will be informed about their danger and they will not be exposed to any situation until the problem is resolved.” He said that if the couple does not want to stay in the ‘safe houses’ given by the police, then the special cell will provide them security according to the perception of danger at the place of their stay.
If the police find out the veracity of the threats in the initial investigation, then the concerned DCP, ACP or sub-division will direct the police officer to file an FIR against those threatening the couple. The Social Welfare Department said that the government has set up a ‘safe house’ in a state-run residential area at Kingsway Camp in North Delhi, in which a maximum of three couples can live.
He said that in March 2018, the Supreme Court had directed the state to form a ‘special cell’ in every district, including the Superintendent of Police, District Social Welfare Officer and others to receive petitions or complaints of harassment and inter-caste and threats. Was included for.
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