Civil society has to come out to fight crime against women
Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday called upon the civil society to support the government in eradicating crime against women.
"Along with the government, the NGOs and other social organisation will have to take initiative to struggle for eradicating crimes committed against women," Gogoi said during the inauguration ceremony of the new office of Assam State Commission for Women here.
He said the commission has a pivotal role to play in creating public awareness against atrocities on women and injustice faced by them in various walks of life.
Gogoi said the state government has taken a number of steps to make women self-reliant and economically independent.
"Self-help groups and panchayati raj institutions have played a major role in this. Women in Assam are not only politically aware but also major participants in the development process," he said.
The Chief Minister said steps have been initiated to increase reservation for women in panchayats of Assam to 50 per cent, from the current 33 per cent.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Outrage over Tanmay Bhatt's video mocking Lata Mangeshkar, Sachin Tendulkar
- VHP's women wing Durga Vahini gives arms training to children!
- Heavy rain disrupts flight operations in Delhi
- MP: Liquor mafia attacks police, journalists with weapons
- Attack on African nationals: Gen VK Singh slammed for his statement
- Perez grabs 3rd spot, gives Force India 4th ever podium finish
- Two dead, including one suspect, in Houston shooting: Police
- Had I stayed with AB de Villiers a little longer, it would have been different: Virat Kohli
- IPL 2016: Individual awards for outstanding players
- IPL 2016 final: It was a total team effort, says SRH's captain David Warner