A National Commission for Women (NCW) team led by Chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam Saturday recorded the statement of the woman who was allegedly tortured by policemen in West Bengal`s Birbhum district.
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.