Iranis in Mumbra want police help
After Thane police took positive steps to reform the Irani chain snatchers from Ambivli in Kalyan, Iranis from Rashid Compound in Mumbra and Piranipada in Bhiwandi want similar initiatives from the local police.
Recently, deputy commissioner of police, Kalyan division, Sanjay Jadhav, met the Iranis at Ambivli and interacted with youngsters and children. The police will finance their education and give them job training.
Following this, the Irani community living in Rashid compound and other parts of Mumbra, and Piranipada in Bhiwandi, too want police help.
Rashid compound and other parts of Mumbra have 100 Irani families in all. Instances of local youth indulging in stealing two- wheelers and chainsnatching are common.
Social workers and the local Irani community want to change the reputation of the place as a nest of chain-snatchers.
Resident Siraj Sultan Alam, in his late thirties, said he was happy that police commissioner Parambir Singh and other senior officers are taking steps to educate youth.
“We have to change the perception among the youth and educate t hem, so t hat they choose the right path in life. The police should also visit Rashid Compound and Srilanka in Mumbra, as well as Piranipada in Bhiwandi, and guide them on education and careers,” he said.
Pakeeza Aktar Khan, 38, from Srilanka near Mumbra bypass Road, earns her livelihood by selling Irani homecooked food.
She said, “My husband was booked in three cases and is in jail for the past year. I have three daughters to look after. In our community people are not interested in education. I admitted my daughter late to school. She is 12, and still in Class 1.”
Deputy commissioner of police Sachin Patil, Thane city ( zone 1), said, “We are in the process to conduct awareness programmes in Rashid Compound and Srilanka at Mumbra, where the Irani community mostly resides. We will train them and get their children educated.”
INSTANCES OF IRANI YOUTH INDULGING IN STEALING JEWELLERY AND TWO-WHEELERS ARE COMMON