India is breaking its gender-biased limits as women in India are ready to leave their steps behind in every field for the coming generation. Be it in bureaucracy or politics or the prestigious police force, women are a mark almost equal to men in all these fields.
CHRI (Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative) has presented a report, in which they have shown that women are meeting 6.11% level of the total police force in the country which emulates the gender divergence in security forces even after many years of independence.
As the whole nation is taking necessary steps to battle corruption and terrorism nowadays, spectacular efforts of many dedicated female police officers have come to view. Known as the Iron Lady of Assam, Sanjukta Parashar is one such IPS officer who is making the nation proud for her incredible work and bravery.
Sanjukta has got 85th rank in all Indian civil services examination and was the 1st lady of Assam to become IPS officer of Batch 2006, She was first posted as Assistant Commandant of Makum in 2008 and known for taking down 16 militants, arresting over 64 militants and seized tons of arms and ammunition in just 15 months.
Sanjukta did her early education in Assam and went to Indraprastha University for a graduate degree in Political Science. After that, she did her PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Sanjukta has a liking for sports since she was a child and has won many accolades.
During her schooling days, she was upset about the increasing corruption and terror in Assam and so she decided to stay back in her state and work towards solving these issues despite getting a good rank.
She was first assigned duty at Makum, Assam, in 2008, as an Assistant Commandant. Then she was transferred to Udalguri in Assam to handle the communal violence between Bodo and illegal Bangladeshi militants. However, within 15 months of her operation, she killed nearly 16 militants and arrested 64 of them.
She is a mother of four-year-old but she still started operation with the AK47 rifle. In the past few years, she has dedicated herself to the Anti-Bodo Militant Operations.
Time and again, Sanjukta visits relief camps only to be with distressed people who lost their families or houses in militant attacks. Sadly, she is able to spend time with her husband and family only once in 2 months.
However, her grit, determination, dedication and courage showcased by Sanjukta to battle terrorism and corruption is exemplary and worth applauding. She is setting a great example for other women to follow suit.