Inaugurated on Raksha Bandhan day, the 21 women police stations in Haryana have been flooded with complaints over the past two months.
From August 28 to October 20, the all-women police stations received 4,764 complaints. The maximum were received in Karnal at 611. This was followed by Faridabad with 607 complaints. At the station in Ambala a total of 313 complaints were received, while at Narnaul the number was 302.
Mamta Kharab, ACP, women, Faridabad, says that within a few days of inauguration, they received around 300 complaints. “It appeared that women were waiting for such a facility. It has become easier for them to approach the station where the staff is all women,” she said.
Pooja Dabla, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Women, Karnal says, “When the police station opened, complaints as old as five to six years also came to us.”
A majority of the complaints that were pertaining to matrimonial disputes. Kharab says that these cases take more time to settle. Initially, the couple is counselled. If the issues are not resolved, then a case is registered.