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AIDWA concerned over dismantling of GoM on ‘honour’ killing

The All-India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) on Monday expressed concern over dismantling of the Group of Ministers (GoM) set up in mid-2010 to examine the issue of crimes and killings in the name of “honour”.

“Commitment”

AIDWA president Shyamali Gupta said: “This GoM was constituted under the chairmanship of former Union Finance Minister [and President] Pranab Mukherjee to suggest legal and other measures for dealing with these crimes and killing. The setting up of the GoM not only followed a spate of such crimes in various parts of the country, especially in Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh, but also a commitment by the government in Parliament and outside to deal with the issue.”

“A promise reneged”

“The dismantling of the GoM shows that the Central government has reneged on its promise to the people and youth of this country to deal with these serious and horrific crimes in the name of honour,” Ms. Gupta added.

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