In April 2017, the then Chief Minister Siddaramiah announced that 51 ‘Pink Hoysalas’ shall be launched in Bangalore city, to ensure women’s safety and security. Each Pink Hoysala patrol unit consists of has two or three police personnel (with at least one female personnel). These are strategically stationed in areas with a high concentration of women, such as colleges and schools, paying guest complexes and temples. Moreover, incidence of rape reduced from 1030 in 2013 to 589 in 2015. Dowry related deaths have declined by 8.3% between 2013 and 2015.
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