Special Correspondent

SALEM: All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) has been receiving complaints that women police have been demanding recharge coupons and SIM cards for their cell phones to register complaints from the aggrieved women who come to their police stations, said U. Vasuki, Tamil Nadu general secretary, AIDWA.

Addressing a public meeting, organised to mark the Salem District AIDWA’s 12th district conference, which concluded here on Sunday, Ms. Vasuki said that they had been receiving increasing number of representations from women, particularly belonging to the poor and oppressed sections in society, that they were being treated ‘rudely’ when they went with some grievances to the police stations run by women.

Asking them to treat the complainants gently and humanely, Ms. Vasuki asked the women police to hear their grievances in a humanitarian manner. AIDWA worked for the women police welfare too. They should understand this, she pointed out. District president K. Rajathi presided over the meeting.