Delhi High Court asked to teach self-defence techniques to school girls

Vastavam web: The Delhi High Court today asked the city government to start self-defence training for girls in schools as a precautionary measure keeping in mind their safety.A bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Yogesh Khanna said “as a preventive precautionary measure, start self- defence classes so as to arm and strengthen girls and ensure their self protection. This should include all techniques exclusively given to them on priority basis.The court asked the Delhi government to look into the feasibility of integrating such training into the curriculum of girl students.

It said there were several self-defence techniques which were “easily doable” and could be “handy” in “immobilising” the attackers.He submitted that the Delhi Police was also imparting such training to women and girls in various colonies of the city.But the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal said there were not enough trainers available with the police.The court, thereafter, suggested including volunteers and trainers from the society as well as the defence and paramilitary forces for teaching self-defence techniques to the girls.