Jhargram District Police

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Jhargram District Police

Amitkumar Bharat Rathod, IPS
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Safety Tips

  • PERSONAL SAFETY TIPS
  • HOME SAFETY TIPS
  • WOMEN SAFETY TIPS
  • CHILD SAFETY TIPS
  • WOMEN'S RIGHT

PERSONAL SAFETY TIPS

The following are tips that can help you avoid becoming a victim of a crime when you are out and about, or working at your job.

• Trust your instincts. If your sixth sense tells you to be wary, pay attention.

• If you suspect you are being followed, cross the street, go to the nearest house or store and call the police. Scream if necessary.

• If you live alone, use first initials only on mail boxes, apartment directories or the phone book.

• Always ask representatives to provide identification.

• Always identify visitor before opening the door.

• Walk in busy well-lit roads, towards traffic.

If Someone Tries To Rob You

Report the crime to the police. Try to describe the attacker accurately. Your actions can help prevent others from becoming victims.

Basic Street Sense

Wherever you are - on the street, in an office building or shopping mall, driving, waiting for a bus or subway - stay alert and tuned in to your surroundings.

Send the message that you're calm, confident, and know where you're going.

Trust your instincts. If something or someone makes you uneasy, avoid the person or leave.

Think ahead and plan your journey, avoiding deserted areas In the dark, always stick to well-lit areas.

If you think you are being followed, cross the road.

If you start to be frightened, try not to panic. Always try to think around situations.

HOME SAFETY TIPS

The following are tips that can help you avoid becoming a victim of a crime when you are out and about, or working at your job.

At Home

•   Don’t leave your house open, when you are not in home.

•   Before engaging domestic worker, verify her antecedents.

•   Give Details of your domestic workers to your local Police-station.

•   Don’t allow any unknown person to enter in your house.

•   Open the door after confirmation of identity of person.

•   Have a proper hole in your front door, so that you can identify the person before opening the
door.

•   Have a chain lock inside your front door so that you can partially open the door and verify the stranger before opening the door.

•   Try to install CCTV camera in hidden place inside of your house so that it can cover the entrances. Don’t discuss it with outsiders.

•   Don’t write about your movement in status updating social networking sites (Like Facebook,
Twitter, etc.)

•   Keep phone number of your local police and control room of your district administration in your mobile phone.

If Someone Tries To Rob You

Report the crime to the police. Try to describe the attacker accurately. Your actions can help prevent others from becoming victims.

Basic Street Sense

Wherever you are - on the street, in an office building or shopping mall, driving, waiting for a bus or subway - stay alert and tuned in to your surroundings.

Send the message that you're calm, confident, and know where you're going.

Trust your instincts. If something or someone makes you uneasy, avoid the person or leave.

Think ahead and plan your journey, avoiding deserted areas In the dark, always stick to well-lit areas.

If you think you are being followed, cross the road.

If you start to be frightened, try not to panic. Always try to think around situations.

WOMEN SAFETY TIPS

The following are tips that can help you avoid becoming a victim of a crime when you are out and about, or working at your job.

1. Be careful while making friends with any unknown person. He/She may cause you harm.
2. Don’t get allured for easy available job from unknown.
3. Dial 100 in emergency for for seeking police help.
4. Don’t meet any unknown person in any unknown place.

5. Don't presume that because your area has been "safe" thus far, that it will continue to be so.
6. Always listen to your instincts.Avoid a person or a situation that does not feel right.
7. If someone comes to your door that you do not trust or who you believe might be dangerous, call your local police department immediately.
8. Keep the house well-lit at night.

9. Always ensure that all the doors and windows are closed properly.
10. Inform your relatives and neighbours, that you are alone in the house.
11. Be friendly with anyone when you are 100% sure of him.
12. Inform others when and where you are going and check in with them when you reach your destination.

If Someone Tries To Rob You

Report the crime to the police. Try to describe the attacker accurately. Your actions can help prevent others from becoming victims.

Basic Street Sense

Wherever you are - on the street, in an office building or shopping mall, driving, waiting for a bus or subway - stay alert and tuned in to your surroundings.

Send the message that you're calm, confident, and know where you're going.

Trust your instincts. If something or someone makes you uneasy, avoid the person or leave.

Think ahead and plan your journey, avoiding deserted areas in the dark, always stick to well-lit areas.

If you think you are being followed, cross the road.

If you start to be frightened, try not to panic. Always try to think around situations.

CHILD SAFETY TIPS

The following are tips that can help you avoid becoming a victim of a crime when you are out and about, or working at your job.

Safety Tips for Children:

•   Keep the child informed about the dangers outside. Denial of such problems will result in children misjudging the security.

•   Always keep a check on the child, while he is playing outside.

•   Train him/her to raise alarm, when somebody takes them or they are in trouble. The best advice is to give a whistle and ask the child to blow it whenever neccessary.

•   Always keep a watch on the presence of strangers in your locality.

•   Always encourage the child to talk with you, so that he/she might tell their difficulties.

•   Look out for sudden behavioural changes and counsel them whenever needed.

•   Be informed about the symptoms of child sexual abuse.

WOMEN'S RIGHT

Legal Rights to Women:
The following various legislation’s contain several rights and safeguards for women:

Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (2005) is a comprehensive legislation to protect women in India from all forms of domestic violence. It also covers women who have been/are in a relationship with the abuser and are subjected to violence of any kind—physical, sexual, mental, verbal or emotional.

Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act (1956) is the premier legislation for prevention of trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation. In other words, it prevents trafficking in women and girls for the purpose of prostitution as an organised means of living.

Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act (1986) prohibits indecent representation of women through advertisements or in publications, writings, paintings, figures or in any other manner.

Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act (1987) provides for the more effective prevention of the commission of sati and its glorification on women.

Dowry Prohibition Act (1961) prohibits the giving or taking of dowry at or before or any time after the marriage from women.

Maternity Benefit Act (1961) regulates the employment of women in certain establishments for certain period before and after child-birth and provides for maternity benefit and certain other benefits.

Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act (1971) provides for the termination of certain pregnancies by registered medical practitioners on humanitarian and medical grounds.

Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act (1994) prohibits sex selection before or after conception and prevents the misuse of pre-natal diagnostic techniques for sex determination leading to female foeticide.

Equal Remuneration Act (1976) provides for payment of equal remuneration to both men and women workers for same work or work of a similar nature. It also prevents discrimination on the ground of sex, against women in recruitment and service conditions.

Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act (1939) grants a Muslim wife the right to seek the dissolution of her marriage.

Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act (1986) protects the rights of Muslim women who have been divorced by or have obtained divorce from their husbands.

Family Courts Act (1984) provides for the establishment of Family Courts for speedy settlement of family disputes.

Indian Penal Code (1860) contains provisions to protect Indian women from dowry death, rape, kidnapping, cruelty and other offences.

Code of Criminal Procedure (1973) has certain safeguards for women like obligation of a person to maintain his wife, arrest of woman by female police and so on.

Indian Christian Marriage Act (1872) contain provisions relating to marriage and divorce among the Christian community.

Legal Services Authorities Act (1987) provides for free legal services to Indian women.

Hindu Marriage Act (1955) introduced monogamy and allowed divorce on certain specified grounds. It provided equal rights to Indian man and woman in respect of marriage and divorce.

Hindu Succession Act (1956) recognizes the right of women to inherit parental property equally with men.

Minimum Wages Act (1948) does not allow discrimination between male and female workers or different minimum wages for them.

Mines Act (1952) and Factories Act (1948) prohibits the employment of women between 7 P.M. to 6 A.M. in mines and factories and provides for their safety and welfare.
The following other legislation’s also contain certain rights and safeguards for women:

    1. Employees’ State Insurance Act (1948)
    2. Plantation Labour Act (1951)
    3. Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act (1976)
    4. Legal Practitioners (Women) Act (1923)
    5. Indian Succession Act (1925)
    6. Indian Divorce Act (1869)
    7. Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act (1936)
    8. Special Marriage Act (1954)
    9. Foreign Marriage Act (1969)
   10. Indian Evidence Act (1872)
   11. Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act (1956).

National Commission for Women Act (1990) provided for the establishment of a National Commission for Women to study and monitor all matters relating to the constitutional and legal rights and safeguards of women.

Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal). Act (2013) provides protection to women from sexual harassment at all workplaces both in public and private sector, whether organised or unorganized.