SILCHAR, June 4 - In a bid to extend a helping hand to women and child passengers travelling by trains and pitching efforts to check instances of trafficking, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) organised an awareness meeting at the Silchar Railway Station on Sunday.
Addressing the gathering in the meeting, Cachar Deputy Commissioner Dr S Laxmanan said �like a railway station is important to public, the problems concerning a railway station is equally important to public. Quick response by the RPF to instances of crime against women can help protect women. They can be rescued and sent to the One-Stop rehabilitation centre and can be accommodated for five days. Similarly, children can be sent to Child Line where they would be given absolute protection.�
Sharing his views, Additional SP (HQ) Cachar, Rakesh Reddy said that both Cachar Police and RPF work in tandem to prevent trafficking. However, more prompt action is always expected from the RPF on instances of doubtful cases on trains. �Trafficking is a cross-border crime and we must work together to prevent it and save women and children,� Reddy maintained. RPF Inspector Banamali Dhar along with other senior officials of NFR and members of local NGO Udoyer Pothey attended the meeting.
Meanwhile, women and children passengers at the Railway station were given Nirbhaya cards for their safety. It may be mentioned that a helpline number 182, and a twitter handle @rpfnfrlmg has been formed for disseminating public awareness.