Women reluctant to approach SCW: Shameema
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Apr 3: The purpose of setting up the State Commission for Women in conflict ridden Jammu and Kashmir had not been achieved as women were reluctant to approach the institution with their problems, Commission chairperson Shameema Firdous said on Saturday. To overcome the problem, she proposed setting up of women courts to ensure protection of women rights.
“A meager 2000 cases have got registered with the Commission since it was set up a decade ago when thousands of women have become victim of turmoil and domestic violence in Jammu and Kashmir,” Firdous said addressing her maiden press conference here after she took over the charge of SCW earlier this year.
Of the total cases, 1200 were from Kashmir and 400 from Jammu. About 600 cases have been solved, Firdous revealed.
To empower state women, Firdous suggested setting up of women courts which could have a far reaching advantage for the women folk.
“It will also serve the purpose with which the Women Commission was established,” she asserted.
She advocated that the domestic violence bill which had already been introduced in the state legislature should be passed without any delay.
The SCW is mulling to launch a campaign in the state to make women aware about their rights. “For this purpose the commission will be holding seminars at district, tehsil and block level,” Firdous said.
Firdous, who is also the National Conference legislator from Habba Kadal, said her party was committed to pass the State Subject Women Disqualification Bill as it would help the state subjects to maintain their identity.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 3 Apr 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 3 Apr 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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