Kerala Police’s all-woman battalion to come into force tomorrow

A 578 members of the first batch of the battalion have completed their training at the Kerala Police Academy

Dubai: The Kerala Police will have an all-woman battalion starting tomorrow.


The official Twitter account for the office of the Chief Minister(CM) of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan (@CMOKerala) tweeted: “Tomorrow, the first Women’s Battalion of Kerala Police will come into being. CM Pinarayi Vijayan will take salute at the passing-out parade of the first battalion at the parade ground of Kerala Police Academy.”

According to national media reports, the 578 members of the first batch of the battalion have completed their training at the Kerala Police Academy at Ramavarmapuram in the Thrissur district. Of them, 44 have been trained as commandos.

@CMOKerala added: “It was in 2017 that the government announced its intention of forming a Thiruvananthapuram based women’s battalion. Training commenced in September 2017. A total of 578 women police members have been trained in the first batch; which also includes a 44-member commando team.”

According to Indian newspaper, The Hindu: “The government allotted 10 acres of land at Menamkulam at Kazhakuttam for this. Superintendent of Police R. Nishanthini is the commandant of the first woman battalion. A special uniform has been designed for them. The nine-month training for the first battalion started in September 2017. The battalion members were given expert training by women instructors.”

But that’s not all. @CMOKerala also tweeted: “In addition to basic training, the members of the battalion have been trained in Kalari, Karate, firing, weapons, swimming, yoga, driving, computers, soft skills, forest operations and handling the issues of women, children and transgenders.”

Many shared the news and congratulated the Indian state for this development. Tweep @Gurpree46492633 posted: “in a first, woman police battalion ready for service in Kerala.”

And, @SARMANS tweeted: “Well done. Allow them to work in a professional manner… Let them change the face of police in Kerala.”

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