‘Difficult For People To Accept Women As Officers,’ Karnataka Police Officer Hits Out On Social Media

Two months after Deputy Superintendent of Police in Bellari Anupama Shenoy resigned from her job claiming harassment from a minister, another woman police officer took to Facebook to talk about unequal treatment of men and women.

Gayathri Farhan, Sub-Inspector in Bellari police station

Gayathri Farhan, Sub-Inspector in Bellari police station has said that the department does not recognise hard work that women officers put in. She posted on Facebook about the hardships women in the force have to face in service.

“It is difficult to accept women as officers. I am experiencing it since the beginning of my career. Though women work hard, their hard work is not recognised like that of men in the department.”

Read Gayathri Farhan’s Full FB Post here:

gayathri Farhan-karnataka SI fb post

In her post, the officer wrote about the discriminatory treatment meted out to men and women and how the work done by women officers isn’t given due recognition.

She also said that there was no job satisfaction even as she enters the 12th year of service in September. The post went massively viral on social media and raked up a controversy.

gayathri farhan main

On Monday however, she removed the post, saying, “I have posted the status in general, Kindly don’t try to give colours to the status. ….”.

gayathri farhan FB post

Although she has not detailed about the challenges in the department, her post certainly holds a mirror to the plight of women officers.

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