Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari has said that there was a need for the Anti-Remeo Squad in the national capital, along the lines of how it was started in Uttar Pradesh after Yogi Adityanath became the state’s chief minister.
“Anti-Romeo squad is a very good thing and I appreciate that it is being started in Uttar Pradesh again. It should be welcomed as it is related to women safety. In my opinion, it should be started in Delhi also”, he was quoted by news agency ANI.
Adityanath had announced the formation of Anti-Romeo Squads to deal with those who stalked and harassed women. However, the decision had become controversial after many complained that members of Anti-Romeo Squads were harassing innocent individuals in consensual relationships.
Meanwhile, the Noida Police has said that police’s Anti-Romeo Squads will henceforth issue Red Card’ to offenders found harassing women. SSP Vaibhav Krishna was quoted as saying, “We’ve activated Anti-Romeo squads across Dist.The Squads will issue ‘Red Cards’ to offenders warning them of strict action if found repeating an offence.”
Gautam Budh Nagar: Police’s Anti-Romeo Squads to issue’Red Card’ to offenders found harassing women. SSP Vaibhav Krishna,says,”We’ve activated Anti-Romeo squads across Dist.The Squads will issue ‘Red Cards’ to offenders warning them of strict action if found repeating an offence” pic.twitter.com/WyszpmJfKy
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In the last month’s Lok Sabha polls, all seven BJP candidates including Tiwari won with decisive margins in Delhi. The national capital region goes to crucial assembly polls in February 2015.