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Kejriwal Announces Cop Deployment Near Schools To Deter Eve-Teasers

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| March 1 , 2018 , 09:07 IST

Taking action against eve-teasing near schools, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Wednesday that a beat constable would be deployed near every school during the school's closing hours to ensure the safety of girl students.

The decision was announced after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief met with Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday and discussed a range of issues, which also included steps to curb-eve teasing.

The Delhi CM in a tweet said, "Met Hon’ble LG. Discussed following- 1. Disposal of silt from PWD and I&FC drains, Land would be made available soon for the same. 2. Safety of schoolgirls from eve-teasing when school closes- Beat constable would be directed to move around in his area during school closing time."

Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party has been at loggerheads with the bureaucracy in Delhi, with AAP leaders accusing the officials from obstructing the work of the elected political party, after AAP initiatives such as lowering Delhi Metro costs and home delivery of official services were barred.

The action of the Delhi government against eve-teasers comes along the same lines as the establishment of the Anti-Romeo Squad by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath soon after the BJP came to power in UP. Although the Anti-Romeo squad initially came under fire for 'harassment' of consensual couples, in a 9 month period from March 2017, the squad registered nearly 6 cases on a daily basis.