Representatives of several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) across the city, particularly those working in the disability sector, met Governor H.R. Bhardwaj here on Tuesday and submitted a memorandum urging action on crimes against women and children, particularly persons with disabilities.

Representatives of several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) across the city, particularly those working in the disability sector, met Governor H.R. Bhardwaj here on Tuesday and submitted a memorandum urging action on crimes against women and children, particularly persons with disabilities.

Memorandum

The delegation, in its memorandum, pointed out that after the nationwide outrage following the gang-rape in Delhi, many such offences have been reported in Karnataka.

The delegation was led by Rukmini Krishnaswamy and Indira Dave, director and additional director of Spastics Society of Karnataka; Meera Ramchand, director, Association for Mentally Challenged; J.P. Gadkari, honorary secretary, Karnataka Parents’ Association for Mentally Retarded Citizens; and Jayashree Ramesh, member of the National Trust Board and Director, Academy for Severe Handicaps and Autism (ASHA).

The delegation offered suggestions such as setting up fast-track courts, deploying more police forces and personnel, and creating more awareness on the issue.

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