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Delhi Government Issues SOP For Protection Of Interfaith Couples

The couple shall be briefed in regards to the menace to them, the division stated (Representational)

New Delhi:

The Delhi authorities has issued a normal working process (SoP) for the safety of inter-faith and inter-caste {couples} from harassment and threats and directed organising of “special cells”, headed by deputy commissioners of police, to look into such issues.

According to the SOP, the federal government will present lodging in its “safe house” to these {couples} whose relationship is being opposed by their households or the area people or khaps.

The authorities stated the prevailing 181 toll-free ladies helpline of the Delhi Commission for Women will function a round the clock helpline to obtain from inter-faith and inter-caste married {couples} complaints of menace and harassment and supply needed help.

“The telecallers trained to handle distress calls and already aware about available services can provide necessary assistance/advice to the couple in distress. If required, they can be further trained to handle such calls,” acknowledged the SOP issued by the social welfare division.

It acknowledged that after listening to the couple, the DCP of the world involved, who will carry out as head of the “special cell”, will deliver all the details to the data of the district Justice of the Peace and convey their requirement for keep in “safe house”.

Earlier this week, violence had erupted at southeast Delhi’s Harijan Basti in an alleged reference to an inter-faith marriage. The Delhi Police has arrested a number of individuals for his or her alleged involvement within the incident.

“Adequate safety shall be offered to the couple in type of PSO (protecting service officer) and the ”protected home” may even be secured by the DCP of the world involved.

“The couple shall be briefed in regards to the menace to them and in no case they be uncovered until the difficulty is resolved,” the division stated in SOP.

In case the couple does not need to keep within the “safe house”, the particular cell will present safety to them in accordance with the menace notion at their place of keep.

If a preliminary enquiry ascertains the authenticity of threats, the DCP involved will direct an ACP or sub-division police officer to register an FIR in opposition to these threatening the couple.

According to the social welfare division, the federal government has established a “Safe House” at a state-run residential space in north Delhi’s Kingsway Camp which might accommodate a most of three {couples}.

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