Representatives of women’s bodies to meet Sabitha Indra Reddy on September 25

JAC of women’s organisations asks State to revive Women’s Commission

To stage protest on October 2 against government’s ‘indifference’

HYDERABAD: The Joint Action Committee of Women’s Organisations has asked the government to enact legislation to exclusively deal with attacks and atrocities on women that have been on the rise in the State.

The committee wanted the government to revive the State Women’s Commission appointing people with track record of serving women’s causes as its members.

Instructions should be issued to see that the Police Department did not take complaints lodged by women “lightly”, while the government should constitute a media council to look into the content being telecast by various channels.

Representatives of women’s organisations, including T. Jyoti of the CPI (M) to which the All India Democratic Women’s Association is affiliated, K. Aruna of CPI-affiliated Andhra Pradesh Mahila Samakhya, V. Sandhya of Progressive Organisation for Women, N. Saroja Devi of Mahila Satta and others met here on Tuesday to discuss the spate of attacks on women in the recent days.

They decided to meet Home Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy on September 25 and ask her to convene a meeting of the women’s organisations for evolving a course of action to check the incidents of violence against women.

Speaking to reporters later, they announced their intentions to stage State-wide protest on October 2, coinciding with Gandhi Jayanti, to register their protest against the government’s ‘indifference’ in tackling crime against women.

This would be followed by a series of agitations to mount pressure on the government to concede their demands for taking stringent action against those indulging in attacks on women in various forms.