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March 28th, 2012
Ministry of Home affairs advices to increase women in Police force

New Delhi: Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an advisory on Crime against Women Point (iv) of the advisory has stated that overall representation of women in police force should be increased through affirmative action so as they constitute about 33% of the police force. Regarding human trafficking, Government of India has sanctioned a Comprehensive Scheme for establishment of Integrated Anti Human Trafficking Units. Ministry of Home Affairs has released funds to the tune of Rs. 8.72 crores and Rs. 8.338 crores in the year 2010-11 and 2011-12 respectively to all the State Governments for establishment of 225 Anti Human Trafficking Units.

Establishment of AHTUs in the States has shown results at the ground level resulting in increase in the number of cases registered, number of rescue operations and more convictions. This has been done under a comprehensive scheme of setting up 335 Integrated Anti Human Trafficking Units in the course of 3 years

This was stated by Shri Mullappally Ramachandran, Minister of State of Home Affairs in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.