Delhi govt points SOPs for cover of inter-faith, inter-caste from harassment


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Delhi govt points SOPs for cover of inter-faith, inter-caste from harassment

The Delhi authorities issued a Customary Working Process (SOP) for the safety of inter-faith and inter-caste from harassment and risk by establishing particular cells and 24-hour helpline numbers to deal with their grievances and supply help and safety to the . “The Supreme Court docket in its judgment in a case titled Shakti Vahini Vs UOI had directed the state to create Particular cells in each district comprising of the Superintendent of police, the District Social Welfare officers and District AdiDaridar welfare officer to obtain petitions/complaints of harassment and risk to of inter-caste/interfaith marriages. 

These particular cells shall create a 24-hour helpline to obtain and register such complaints and to supply vital help/recommendation and safety to the couple,” learn the notification by the Delhi authorities.

“Such protected home shall cater to accommodate (i) younger bachelor/ bachelorette whose relationship is being opposed by their households/area people/Khaps and (ii) younger married (of an inter-caste or inter-religious or every other marriages being opposed by their households area people/Khaps. Such protected home could also be positioned underneath the supervision of the jurisdictional District Justice of the Peace and Superintendent of Police,” it stated. 

181 toll-free girls helpline, which is broadly circulated and common quantity among the many widespread public shall additionally function 24 hrs Helpline for the particular cells to obtain and register such complaints from inter-caste/interfaith married and to supply vital help/recommendation and safety to the couple.

On February 24, a Gujarat-based interfaith couple took shelter in Delhi because the nationwide capital carried out the instructions of the Supreme Court docket within the ‘Shakti Vahini versus UOI’ case that pertains to offering shelter home to interfaith and inter-caste .

In September 2020, the Delhi authorities submitted earlier than the Delhi Excessive Court docket that 15 particular cells might be arrange in each police district to cope with the risk to inter-caste marriage .

The Residence Division of the Authorities of NCT of Delhi, in a standing report, submitted that it has issued an order dated August 28 constituting 15 committees of officers as District Particular Cells, co-terminus with Police Districts in Delhi.

(With ANI inputs)

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