Shillong, Aug 15 (IANS) Expressing concern over crimes against women and children, Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Tuesday said women’s police stations have been set up in seven districts of the state.
The creation of such police stations in the remaining four districts was under consideration of the government, he said after unfurling the Tricolour and taking the salute at the Independence Day parade here.
“Crimes against women and children have become a matter of concern and my government has taken several steps to deal with this problem,” Sangma said.
The Chief Minister urged people to devote quality time to their children and inculcate in them high moral and social values to enable them to evolve as worthy citizens.
He said the overall security situation in Meghalaya had improved due to successful counterinsurgency operations by security forces.
The police was keeping a close watch on trans-border movement of terrorists from Bangladesh and he had taken up the issue with the Centre, he added.
Sangma said bomb disposal and police dog squads have been deployed in the Garo Hills and the authorities had succeeded in containing militancy.
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