Crime against women rising in Arunachal: Tuki
Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Friday admitted that crime against women in the state has been on the rise.
Responding to a question raised in the assembly during question hour by Trinamool Congress member Laeta Umbrey, he quoted statistics of the report prepared by Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW).
He told the house that 190 cases of atrocities against women were reported in the state during 2010, while the numbers in 2011 was 171 and that till August 2012 was 122.
The cases reported in the state were rape, kidnapping, molestation, sexual harassment and domestic violence.
Tuki informed that the government had already established anti-human trafficking units in three district headquarters namely Itanagar, Pasighat and Tezu, while three would be established soon at Daporijo, Seppa and Changlang.
"The DIG (Crime) has been made the nodal officer of these units," he said.
Tuki said, APSCW last month submitted a memorandum to him demanding appointment of child marriage prevention officer under Child Marriage Prohibition Act, 2006 in order to check child marriage.
The other demands of the memorandum includes, non-grant of bail in crimes like rape and murder, security to victims and their families, recruitment of more police personnel and opening of separate women cell in every police station to handle cases relating to women.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- 6 leaders were in contact with Dawood Ibrahim till 26/11: Report
- Rameswaram waits to give final salute to Dr Abdul Kalam
- DNA analysis of Yakub Memon's final moments in Nagpur Jail
- SC order on Yakub Memon huge disappointment, setback: Owaisi
- Last rites of Gurdaspur attack martyr Baljit Singh in Kapurthala
- APJ Abdul Kalam's funeral to be held in Rameswaram; PM Modi to attend
- Yakub Memon hanged in Nagpur jail: As it happened
- Has President Pranab Mukherjee rejected Yakub Memon's mercy plea?
- SC refuses stay on Yakub Memon's hanging: As it happened
- 2 NDA, 4 UPA leaders were in contact with Dawood Ibrahim before 26/11: Report