Women sign up for martial art training by Surat police
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As registrations began for the free unarmed training sessions to be given by Surat city police for self-defence, over 25 women and girls enrolled themselves on Monday at the city police headquarters.
The programme was announced by Surat Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana last Friday in view of increasing number of rape incidents.
Last week, a sex worker was allegedly raped in Pandesara area by 10 men, eight of whom have been caught.
The distribution of forms for the training sessions will continue till January 5. Later, as per the number of registrations, officials will make two batches of 50 each. Most of the 25 forms were collected by parents for their school and college going children.
The training sessions would be held on Saturdays and Sundays between 4 pm to 5 pm. The training will be provided by a martial art expert who is presently coaching probationary police sub-inspectors.
DCP (headquarters) Archana Shivhare said, "The training will be for 10-15 days. Women will be taught how to defend themselves and escape and call police. There is no age bar for the training."
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