Indian cop wins UN award

United Nations :  An Indian inspector who is with the Jammu and Kashmir Police has bagged the International Female Police Peacekeeper Award 2014 instituted by the UN for her “exceptional achievements” while serving with the UN mission in Afghanistan.

 38-year-old Shakti Devi, currently deployed in the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), was also cited for her efforts towards helping victims of sexual and gender-based violence.

The award is instituted by the UN Police Division. Devi, who has 14 years of service in J and K Police, has been honoured for her “exceptional achievements” in leading the establishment of Women Police Councils in several parts of Afghanistan, the UN Police Division said in a communication to the Indian mission here.

The award was delivered during the International Association of Women Police (IAWP) conference held earlier this month in Winnipeg, Canada. It is a competitive award given to an outstanding female police peacekeeper serving in a UN peace operation.

Yoshita Singh

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