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‘Open Mahila police station in Balangir’ MONDAY, 20 AUGUST 2012 00:03 SUDHIR MISHRA IN BALANGIR HITS: 0

MONDAY, 20 AUGUST 2012 00:03
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Even though the Supreme Court has given a judgment and directed all the Government departments to form a five-member committee to prevent sexual exploitation of working women in Government offices, no such committee has been formed in Balangir district.
This was observed by Joint Registrar (Law) and Focal Point Human Rights Defender, NHRC, New Delhi AK Parashar while speaking at the Mahila Adhikar Siksha Sibir organised jointly by the Human Rights Front and the Odisha State Commission for Women here on Saturday.
Parashar said that in that committee there would be five members of whom three would be women. Besides, there would be members from social service sectors along with their phone numbers. After formation of the committee, it has to be notified in each office so that if a working woman wants to lodge any complaint she would contact them too and lodge her complaint in case any sexual harassment.
Even though Mahila police stations have been opened all over the country, Balangir district has not a single Mahilapolice station so far and it should be opened as early as possible, said Parashar.
Among others, Balangir SP R Praksh, Chairperson of State Commission for Women Jyoti Panigrahi, Manoj Jena and Sakuntala Bhoi spoke on various provisions of IPC, steps to be taken in cases of violation of women’s rights, various provisions to redress grievances of women, steps by the Women’s Commission and the NHRC and legal provisions against domestic violence.

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