Constitution has bestowed equal rights on men and women: Judge

Justice G. Rohini of the State High Court has expressed concern over non-implementation of legislations for protection of women’s rights.

A number of cases, particularly atrocities against women, referred to courts for disposal were either committed under the influence of liquor or extra marital relations.

Speaking at a meeting on atrocities against women and children at TTD Kalyanamandapam at Denkada village on Saturday, Justice Rohini said the Constitution had bestowed equal rights on men and women. Though legislations were framed accordingly, they were not being implemented. A few weak-minded men were responsible for crime against women, she felt. Owing to extra marital relationships, a number of families were being disturbed, she said, and advised everyone to impose self-discipline.

Collector M. Veerabrahmaiah, while appreciating women for participating in every discipline, asked them to raise their voice against injustice. He said that ICDS Project Director was appointed as nodal officer for strict implementation of Domestic Violence Act, 2005. The Collector said that 219 cases were registered so far since the Act came into force and 68 of them were to be settled. Mr. Veerabrahmaiah said that during the last two years a sum of Rs. 4.25 lakh was paid as compensation to 18 rape victims.

Superintendent of Police Karthikeya said awareness was being created among women to register cases of atrocities in any police station and police were trained to talk politely with the victims visiting police stations.

District Judge P. Mutyala Naidu said legal awareness camps were being conducted regularly to create awareness among women on legislations and their rights.

Free legal aid was also being extended to the victims, he added. A number of women groups, anganwadis, members of State Bar Council and District Bar Association were present.

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