Addressing an event, Minister of State for Women Kiren Rijiju talked about complaints of sexual harassment in police and armed forces and said the government will deal with the problem.

On 33 percent reservation for women in police forces, Rijiju called it a 'difficult and challenging' task but said he will personally take a 'more proactive role' in ensuring its implementation. He, however, said the Centre cannot force the states on this issue.

The Home Ministry had issued an advisory to the states and Union Territories around five years back asking them to make sure that women comprise 33 percent of their police forces. The minister underlined the need for ensuring speedy justice to victims of sexual harassment including those in security forces.

The Minister was speaking after releasing a report titled 'Rough Roads to Equality: Women Police in South Asia, 2015' published by Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI).

When CHRI officials expressed displeasure over functioning of women police stations, saying they have further marginalised the role of women police officials, Rijiju cited "There should be women in police stations and not women police stations."

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