`Draw up scheme for social protection of women'

Staff Reporter

Women's meet seeks policy for poor Muslim women

Kozhikode: A conference of women being held in connection with the ongoing Salvation International Exhibition on Islam, organised by the Ithihadu Shubbanil Mujahideen (ISM) Kerala, at the Thadambattuthazam Agricultural Complex here on Monday urged the Government to draw up a scheme for the social protection of women in the State.

Protection of women was being widely discussed but so far no steps had been taken to ensure their protection, said the speakers at the conference.

The portrayal of women in advertisements was a threat to their protection.

The conference also demanded that the Government come up with a policy to uplift the socially and economically deprived Muslim women. Writer U.A. Khader inaugurated the children's meet.

Meanwhile, the heritage corner of the exhibition is attracting large crowds, including women and children. The 11-day exhibition, which began on December 17, is being organised to remove misconceptions about Islam in society.

The heritage corner set up at the main pavilion displays objects of historic importance.

One of the objects on display is a 60-year-old Philips radio manufactured in Holland. Other unique exhibits are 60-year-old watches.

Gramophones, coins and currencies from various countries, stamp papers, postcards, manuscripts, fountain pens, wall clocks, a 400-year-old chest with 26 drawers, 150-year-old containers, a 200-year-old cradle, palanquins used by kings, a sewing machine and 500-year-old Chinese urns are on display.

The exhibition will conclude on Wednesday.

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