WARANGAL: The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) has appealed to the community development project officers and supervisor of Women's Welfare Department to create awareness on the legislations aimed at bettering the lot of women in the society.

Addressing the personnel at a workshop here, DLSA secretary Razak wanted community organisers and supervisors to bring to the notice of authority about child marriages in their respective areas so that they could be prevented with timely intervention.

Mr. Razak pointed out that incidence of women deserting infants was on the rise.

Only desperate women resort to such inhuman acts, he said and stressed the need to prevent such incidents. “Such acts only lower the respect of women in society. If they are properly educated about their rights, they will not do so,” he said.

The DLSA secretary said according to a recent judgement of the Supreme Court, even children born out of marriage would inherit property.

The community organisers should educate women in rural areas about these provisions of legislations which envisage protecting the rights of women.

He also wanted the personnel to ensure compulsory registration of marriages in villages and issuance of marriage certificates.

ICDS project officer V. Ramulu and other officers were present at the workshop.