Referring to the suicide of Rohtak girls after alleged harassment, National Commission for Women (NCW) member Shamina Shafiq on Wednesday said that it is unfortunate that despite the presence of laws to protect girls, they have to take such extreme steps.
In yet another shocking incident, a middle-aged woman was stripped and badly thrashed by some unidentified men in a village in Bihar`s Jehanabad, just 50 kilometres away from the state capital, late on Wednesday night.
After meeting a minor gang-rape survivor here, National Commission for Women (NCW) members have said they will suggest "tough" recommendations to the NCW for taking stringent action against those responsible for the girl`s plight.
The NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is mulling a proposal to give punitive powers to arrest, search and seize to NCW in matters of domestic violence, police apathy and sexual harassment at work place.
NCW has decided to take suo motu cognisance of the allegations of Bollywood actress Preity Zinta against her former boyfriend and businessman Ness Wadia, and will conduct a detailed investigation into the case.
National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Mamta Sharma has called for a change in the mindset of the society besides proper implementation of laws and a strong monitoring mechanism to curb crimes against women.
National Commission for Woman on Monday said it will summon the Uttar Pradesh Police chief to ask what his force is doing to prevent increase in rape cases there and observed that fear of police in the state has diminished and goons were ruling the roost.
The National Commission for Women on Friday sent a notice to the Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for his rape remarks made a day earlier at an election rally in Uttar Pradesh`s Moradabad city.
The National Commission for Women on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh opposing the selection of Visva Bharati university Vice-Chancellor Sushanta Datta Gupta for the prestigious Padmashree award saying he was accused of sexually harassing a lady professor.
The National Commission for Women today took suo motu cognisance of media reports that some women foreign nationals were allegedly forcibly held captive and made to undergo medical tests to find out if they had consumed drugs on the orders of the Law Minister.