Ranchi: In tackling the menace of Naxalites, now women of Jharkhand will be giving a tough competition to their male counterparts. In the Naxal affected areas, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is conducting a special training programme to prepare girls to face Naxalites.

The special campaign to generate awareness is funded by the Union Government. In the training camp, the girls are coached in using guns, given lessons in karate and taught about combating tough situations.
To date, 70 girls have completed the training course, out of which 54 are from the Naxal affected areas of Latehar district. In the first batch, a team of Paramilitary Force trained 30 girls and in the second batch 40 women completed their training to face the Naxal menace.

An important motive behind training these girls was that they will not be included by the Naxals in their organization.

The girls who have successfully completed the training programme were felicitated by CRPF DG, K Vijay Kumar in a program organized by the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh in a Bhurva based camp. On the occasion, Kumar said, “Now the girls are trained to use guns and have been given lessons in Karate to handle any Naxal attack.” He further stated that during special campaigns the CRPF personnel will take the support of the trained females.

Number of girls of different blocks to take training

Block                  Number of girls 

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Mahuatang:          10
Chandwa:              7
Manika:                13
Latehar:               10
Garu:                    6
Bardihah:              8