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EJH DC, SP to be summoned over attack on Agenes Kharshiing


SHILLONG:   The Assembly Committee on Women Empowerment has decided to summon the Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police of East Jaintia Hills (EJH) in connection with the recent attack on CSWO president, Agnes Kharshiing and her colleague, Amita Sangma

Addressing a press conference here after the meeting of the committee, chairman, Ampareen Lyngdoh   said that the district administration of East Jaintia Hills   had been asked to summon the Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police of East Jaintia Hills on November 26 as the committee would like to know the status and   report of the recent attack on the two women activists.

“We need to take stock of the circumstances   which led to the attack and the overall law and order situation in East Jaintia Hills district,” another member of the committee, HM Shangpliang said.

In addition, the committee would also meet the State Commission for women and the Commission would be asked to submit its report on the attack on Kharshiing besides the   committee would also discuss about the women welfare schemes with the Commission.

The Commission is keen to know if the government had instituted any specific inquiry into the recent attack on Kharshiing or whether the two victims would be provided medical assistance by the state government.

The committee during its meeting on November 26  would also inquire if the Government  has taken any measures to protect the women from harassment and bullying in social media platforms.

Later on December 3 the Committee would call the Social Welfare Department and the Health Department since  the money under the Chief Minister’s Social assistance schemes was yet to be distributed to the beneficiaries  though the Assembly had approved the  Supplementary Demand  for  the scheme.

Shangpliang lamented that the beneficiaries since April 2017, had not received the assistance and the amount which needs to be distributed to the beneficiaries under the scheme ran into crores.

Meanwhile, the committee has also taken a strong view of the Maternal Mortality Rate and the Infant Mortality Rate and the Committee would discuss the matter with the Health department.

Shangpliang said that the committee would also discuss about the   condition of the Ganesh Das Hospital  108 ambulance services  since there are many instances where women deliver babies inside ambulances.



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