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Rise in rape cases: Bassi writes to Sisodia, wants moral education for boys

He also stated that Delhi police's is committed towards safety and security of women.

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B S Bassi

Under pressure from the Delhi government, Delhi police commissioner B S Bassi has written to Manish Sisodia, the deputy chief minister of Delhi, on the recent rape cases that shook the national capital along with measures to help control them.

The measures include opening more crèches, making moral education compulsory for boys (even those in college), psychological evaluation of those mentally disturbed and cure involving psychologists and rehabilitation of school drop outs.

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“Everyone is hurt by incidents of rape in Nihal Vihar and Anand Vihar. The incident in Anand Vihar is a bitter truth of our society and a solution to it can only be provided by the government or the civil society. The most unfortunate were the parents who had gone to earn their living after leaving their children alone at home,” wrote Bassi.

He further wrote, “Leaving children behind is not an easy decision for any mother. What is more disturbing is the fact that parents leaving their children alone at home is not a one off incident. Poor people are forced to do that so that they can fend for their family. There are not many crèches in the city for such children. I would request you to built as many crèches as you can for working women.” The police commissioner suggested that crèches could solve the issue of unattended children of those working in unorganized sectors. Bassi also suggested that a robust system be built to identify those who may be mentally disturbed.

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“If found mentally disturbed, NGOs and psychiatrists should be roped in to ensure that these boys are fully cured. In addition to this, school drop outs should be psychologically, socially and economically rehabilitated so that they can contribute to society,” said Bassi in his letter.

He also stated that Delhi police’s is committed towards safety and security of women.