Crimes against women on the rise

TURA: A Block official from South Garo Hills has informed that despite the existence of a number of special legislation for providing protection to women, crime against women has increased and women continue to be the victims of numerous crimes.
Rongara BDO and MCS, Issac K Marak informed this during the intensive training on ‘Legal Awareness on Women and Child Rights’ organised at DRDA Hall Baghmara on Thursday.
While speaking on ‘Domestic violence Act and Crime against Women’ the BDO informed that women continue to be victims of various crimes. He added that measures need to be adopted to prevent such crimes.
Child Protection Officer Baghmara unit, Abeeda G Momin while deliberating on the subject “ Sexual abuse of children at home, school and other recreational institutions and child trafficking” said that in many of the cases of child abuse and rape, the culprits are mostly their own family members or someone known to the victim.
SA Sangma, an advocate from Baghmara also spoke on the role of judiciary, MCS, MPS officers in protection and prevention of child labour/ children and women’s rights and also on the prevention and protection of women and girls against various crimes and the POCSO Act.

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