Boycott perpetrators of violence against women: Home Minister

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06BGVIOLENCE_AGAIN_1745218fHome Minister K.J. George on Wednesday called for social boycott of those indulging in violence against women.

Inaugurating a workshop on “violence against women” organised by the Administrative Training Institute, Mysore, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, and the State government here to sensitise select officials from the departments of Women and Child Welfare and Police on issues related to women, the Home Minister noted that it was not possible by the Police Department or the laws alone to prevent atrocities against women. “Society should stand up against perpetrators of violence against women,” he said.

He said that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and himself had directed the police to mandatorily register all complaints related to violence against women and also conduct inquiries in a bid to encourage the victims to file complaints. The police officers concerned would face an inquiry if they refused to register complaints related to atrocities against women, he said.

“Perhaps, this could be the reason why more number of victims are now registering police complaints,” he noted. Also, the public outrage against the gang-rape in Delhi had instilled confidence in victims to fight violence by registering police complaints, he said.

He said that “Spandana” police stations were being set up under every Deputy Commissioners of Police in Bangalore to provide a helpline for women and children in distress. One such station had been set up at Basavanagudi. Another such station would be set up in Rajajinagar within a few days, while other zones of Bangalore too would get such police stations soon.

In addition, the government had set up 10 fast-track courts in the State to try cases related to violence against women, he pointed out.

Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration Joint Director Ranjana Chopra noted that workshops were being conducted at different places to sensitise politicians and bureaucrats about issues related to women and their empowerment.

Administrative Training Institute Director-General Amita Prasad spoke.

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