In the wake of two rape cases of minors that shook the national capital, and questioned the value system the society propogates, Delhi Police Commisioner BS Bassi has suggested the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government to build up enough creches for working mothers and make value education compulsory in schools and colleges.
In his letter to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Bassi said that the number of working women in the city should be assessed and creches (day-care homes) should be built for their children accordingly.
Referring to the incident in east Delhi’s Anand Vihar, where a five-year-old girl, whose parents were out working, was allegedly raped by three men, the police commissioner said that there are thousands of such mothers – mostly the ones employed in the unorganised sector – who have to leave their children at homes in the absence of adequate day-care facilities.
“I also suggested that moral education and value education should immediately be introduced for boys in schools and colleges as compulsory subjects,” Bassi said.
“Schools should also look for deviant behavior among children and provide for a system to ensure that they are corrected through counselling by psychologists,” he added.
The police chief further said that the government should also assess school dropouts and provide for their rehabilitation.