Effective law needed against sexual harassment: Girija Vyas
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Last Updated: Saturday, November 27, 2010, 22:29
  
Jaipur: Expressing concern over continued sexual harassment of working women, the National Commission for Women (NCW) Saturday said the situation can be controlled only through stricter laws.

"Working women's sexual harassment is unabated despite several steps, and the commission is of the view that it can be controlled through effective law, and our effort in this direction is to get a relevant bill passed in the current session of Parliament," NCW Chairperson Girija Vyas told reporters here today.

"The commission is also taking steps against obscene and indecent depiction of women in the print and electronic media but it should also act on its own to curb the practice," she said.

Though terming child marriage as a serious issue in the country, she said the number of such marriages has gone down in the state which is a positive sign.

She said that on a proposal of the Commission, the government has approved a scheme under which a rape victim will be provided a financial help of Rs 20,000 as interim relief after primary investigation of the case within a period of 15 days to 3 weeks.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, November 27, 2010, 22:29


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