A 16-member women patrolling team, which was spotted in the streets of north-east Delhi, triggered a controversy on Thursday over gender stereotypes as the patrolling unit was assigned eight pink-coloured scooters for the task.
The twitter fumed over the new colour code, pink, for the women patrol. A user commented, "Why pink though? Is it because they're women? Why the f... the scooty looks like a pink chess board? Simple Vespa would be enough."
Delhi Police has formed a special patrolling team of 16 women constables in the North-East district. The women constables are given 8 pink colored two-wheelers. The patrolling timing of this team are 11am-1pm and 5pm-7pm. pic.twitter.com/LinYeBGtC2— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019
Another user posted, "Ah yes, give them bright pink vehicles which every criminal can easily recognize. Everyone knows that criminals are afraid of the color pink. Kudos @DelhiPolice, out of the box thinking saves the day."
Yet another read, "#delhipolice Delhi women police petroling on pink scooty..different from men ... but Y choose pink colour? Colour discrimination???.@DelhiPolice."
"Is this pink-flowery equipment going to instil fear among criminals of Delhi? Why not give a Bullet to the women constables? At least it will force them to stay fit to handle its weight. This is sheer waste of money", added another.