New Delhi: Manisha Ropeta has become a senior officer in the Sindh Police of Pakistan. She is the first woman Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of the minority Hindu community in Pakistan. Manisha,26, a resident of Jakubabad district of Sindh province, took the Sindh Public Service Commission exam in 2019. Actually, Pakistan is a male dominated country, where it is considered very difficult for women in society and culture to join the police force. Manisha has emerged as a role model for women by breaking such barriers. Ropeta from Jacobabad area of Sindh says, “Since childhood, my sisters and I have seen the same old system of patriarchy, where girls are told that if they want to be educated and want to work, it is only through a teacher or a doctor may be in the form.
Ropeta, who hails from a middle-class family in Jacobabad in inner Sindh province, says she wants to end the feeling that girls from good families have nothing to do with the police or district courts. “Women are the most oppressed in our society and are the target of many crimes and I joined the police because I think we need ‘protector’ women in our society. Ropeta is currently undergoing training in crime-hit Lyari area. She feels that working as a senior police officer really empowers and empowers women. “I want to lead a feminization campaign and encourage gender equality in the police force. I myself have always been very inspired and attracted by police work.
Her three other sisters are all doctors and his youngest brother is also studying medicine. When asked what motivated her to choose a different profession, Ropeta says that she failed by one mark to clear the MBBS entrance exams. “Then I told my family that I was pursuing a degree in physical therapy, but at the same time I prepared for the Sindh Public Service Commission examinations and secured 16th position out of 468 candidates.” Ropeta’s father was a businessman in Jacobabad.
He passed away when she was 13 years old, after which her mother brought her children to Karachi and raised them. She admits that being in a senior position in Sindh Police is not easy and receiving field training at a place like Lyari, her colleagues, seniors and juniors are treated with respect for her ideas and hard work.