Thursday, January 3, 2013

Crime against women: Govt to chalk out strategy tomorrow

Crime against women: Govt to chalk out strategy tomorrow


 The Centre is likely to chalk out

a strategy to deal with crime against women and atrocities

against Scheduled Castes and Tribes at a high-level meeting

here tomorrow.

            The conference of Chief Secretaries and Director Generals

of Police of all states and Union Territories has been

convened in the wake of the gruesome gangrape of a girl in

Delhi and subsequent public protests across the country.

            Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, Minister for Social

Justice and Empowerment Kumari Selja, Minister for Women and

Child Development Krishna Tirath besides top senior officials

of the central government will take part in the day-long


            Issues relating to safety and security of women and

challenges and strategies to eliminate violence against them,

atrocities against SCs and STs besides an analysis of recent

statistics of various crimes against women will be discussed

threadbare during the meeting, officials said.

            Female foeticide, so-called honour killings, acid attacks

on women and victim compensation schemes and institutional

mechanisms and capacity-building will also figure during the

discussions, they said.

            Standard operating procedures (SOPs) to deal with crime

against women, proposed amendments in the Scheduled Castes and

the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 and

Criminal Law Amendment Bill, 2012 are also likely to come up.



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