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Jharkhand: CRPF reaches out to tribal women, trains them in life skills


Jaishanker, Subhajit Sengupta, CNN-IBN
Oct 30, 2012 at 11:43am IST

New Delhi: In Jharkhand, there's a new wave of positivity, especially among girls of the tribal areas. And it's all thanks to the Central Reserve Police Force's (CRPF) new initiative to provide them with a better future. Stuck in a virtual civil war with Naxals on one side and the government forces on the other, the girls had given up all hopes of moving ahead in life.

However, they now have been given a new hope in the form of the Civil Outreach Programme organised by the CRPF. Hailing from the worst affected districts of Jharkhand like Palamu, Lathehar and Dumka, over 400 girls are now being trained in self-defence, nursing, house-keeping and computers. But it's just not Jharkhand, claims the CRPF. Similar programmes have begun in most strife-torn areas across the country.

The CRPF has often been critisised for human rights violations in the war against red terror. But by ushering this new social programmes, perhaps the force may win over its worst critics too.

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