Aparajitha is Online
"Aparajitha is Online"
is a quick response mechanism for grievance redressalof online based harassment
of women and girls"
Most of such online harassment
are not reported to the Police because of the societal pressure for not
reporting, or because the offender may be a close friend or a relative for
various blackmailing tactics adopted by the offender: and most importantly the
women feel not confident or feel insecure in going to Police to handle such
problems. In the past, though, we have taken some steps in this regard, due to
delay in handling such matters, due to various technical issues, etc. Our
efforts did not give desired results. Needless to mention, in such instance, a
sensitive and technically robust, quick response mechanism is to be put in
place by the Police.
SP, Women Cell will be incharge
for grievance redressal at the State Level and at the police station level
specilly to deal with complaints of online harassment of women.
Utmost confidentiality of
victim's and her family will be ensured. Reporting of a complaint should not
lead to shaming of the victims or further harassment by the offender. Tact,
cyber savvyness and empathy are the most important per-requisities for this work
SP women Cell will maintain the
data of all trained cyber savvy WCPO/WSCPOs. Complaints should be received into
an exclusive email to be created and managed by SP Women Cell and should be
forwarded to a Police Station in the specific emails created for this purpose.
These emails shall be operated only by the concerned WCPO/WSCPOs in the police
station also. Their main objective is to enquire and identify and locate the
offenders. For this they will/can take the help of police station level Cyber
cell, District Cyber Cell, HI-Tech Cell, Cyber Dome etc.. After identifying
such offender the complainant may be informed and with his/her complaint legal
action to be taken (As many a times close friends and relatives are the
culprits and prosecution becomes unsuccessful). Thus legal steps (if needed to
be taken against the offenders) may be initiated by the concerned SHO under
intimation to the concerned District Police Chief and the SP Women Cell.
Complaints to be forwarded to the Email : firstname.lastname@example.org