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Speaking in Khasi Ampareen flags women safety concern in the state


SHILLONG: Speaking in Khasi for the first time in Meghalaya Assembly, Congress MLA from East Shillong, Ampareen Lyngdoh during her 40 minutes’ speech while participating in the debate on the Governor’s address highlighted need for urgent steps to combat the rising crime against women in the state.

Lyngdoh in her speech touched several issues pertaining to the state and she  felt that  a sub-inspector should be posted in every police station  to combat  the alarming and  steady increase of crime against women and children in the state
She recalled that  in previous years,  the  then Government  taking note of the crime against women and children   and raised new recruits at designated posts of Sub Inspectors, women in particular to take care of safety  all women in the state.

According to Lyngdoh, the Home Minister should review all postings of these women SI’s and rearrange their current   duties and bring them closer to police station to attend crime against women and children in the state

Lyngdoh also said that there was a need for an efficient forensic lab in the state to tackle growing incidents of crime cases. She said that   some Government of India schemes were not suitable to local issues of the state even as she added that   popular ASHA scheme was available for women with two births only whereas the local people’s demographic status being at high risk of extinction, there was a growing desire among women to have more than two children,

“Is my third child unwanted by this Government,” she said

Lyngdoh also spoke about growing incidents of cancer in the state and pointed out that many citizens died from cancer only because of a lack of access to funding for such terminal disease adding that Government intervention   in medical institutions must be   audited to ensure that patients were given the best treatment and by the best doctor.

She also made a clarion call for   installation of more crèches across the state,

Earlier, Lyngdoh lamented that most of the industries   operating in   industrial parks in the state were replicas and imitations or off-shore businesses operating or thriving in Assam.



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