The court also asked the government to see if self-defence classes could be integrated into the curriculum of girl students. The court said that there were several self-defence techniques which could be learned easily and help in 'immobilising' an attacker.
The Senior standing Counsel for Delhi Government, Rahul Mehra said that the Delhi Education Minister has said that self-defence training for girls would be started schools soon. He also submitted to the court that Delhi Police was also providing similar training to women in various colonies in the city. But the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal said that there were not enough trainers available with the police.
To this the court has suggested to include volunteers and trainers from the society as well as the defence and paramilitary forces to teach self-defence techniques to girls.
The suggestions were given by the court while hearing a PIL initiated by it after the December 16, 2012 gangrape in a moving bus in Delhi. Since then the court has been giving directions regularly in order to improve crime investigation and protection of women in Delhi.
(With inputs from PTI)