In order to lessen the crime against women, a local magistrate in Pulwama has asked all passengers vehicle owners to get their vehicles registered with the police. The court has also directed them to remove immediately any suggestive pictures, posters, graffiti, poetry and innuendo written on the public vehicles.
The court has also directed police to increase its presence at all vulnerable places of the district and check the vehicles operating after 5 pm more rigorously.
Chairing a meeting of district legal services authority in the wake of the gruesome gang-rape in New Delhi, the principal District and Session’s Judge Pulwama has directed all the passenger vehicle owners to register their vehicles with police, an official statement said.
“The operators shall maintain the record of all types of vehicles carrying women after 5 p.m., including departure timing, destination, vehicle number and name of driver. These registers shall be checked frequently by the assistant regional transport officer and police,” The judge said.
The judge has directed the transport officer to conduct awareness camps across the district and notify the help line numbers for registering any complaint of sexual harassment on road side or any public place.
The drivers and conductors of all types of passenger vehicles were directed to display their name and contact numbers in bold at conspicuous places both inside and outside their vehicles, according to the official statement.