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‘Safety Pin Campaign’ launched to control sexual harassment

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Kathmandu, March 15: The Kathmandu Valley Police Office has intensified the ‘Safety Pin Campaign’ to control sexual harassment on women and children as well as theft cases in public places, offices and public vehicles.

The office has been deploying plain cloth police personnel as part of the campaign in order to bring those involved in sexual harassment and theft cases under the ambit of law to control such cases after it started receiving huge number of such complaints.

Eight teams have been carrying out surveillance at different places of Kathmandu Valley and the campaign has been giving positive result, said the Valley Police Office.

A total of 1,800 people were brought under control in the current fiscal year under the campaign. Of them, cases were filed against 178 people while more than 1,600 people were released asking them not to repeat such offences, added Chief of the Kathmandu Valley Police Office, Additional Inspector General, Deepak Thapa.

He mentioned, the police had launched the campaign from 2074 BS and it is underway by approving the action plan from 2077 BS.

The Valley Police launched the campaign to stop such activities and other criminal activities after most of the cases of sexual harassment were found occurred at different parks, public places, places for recreation and offices. #Nepal

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