Punjab State Women Commission Chairperson Manisha Gulati said the government in the centre and state level should make women’s rights education a compulsory subject in schools
While condemning the rape of the six-year-old girl in Hoshiarpur, she also said that the girls should be trained in self-protection. Gulati further added, “Unfortunately, even the educated women are not aware of their rights in the society.”
As per a The Tribune report, she said the rape convicts should be hanged. She urged the political parties to join hands and make stringent laws to ensure the safety and security of girls and women. She also raised questions on different political parties and said that different political parties make women safety a major poll issue, but once they come to power, conveniently forget the same.
She held a two-day Lok Adalat in which the Punjab State Women’s Commission settled 21 cases with the mutual consent of two parties. She told the media that the pendency of cases in the women’s commission had increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, Lok Adalats were being organised all over Punjab to settle these cases.
Gulati also wrote on Twitter, “We have received more than 30,000 domestic cases during #lockdown which were pending till now because of the pandemic. Today, we have conducted five zones meeting to solve these pending cases. Addressed press conference at regarding the same. ”
We have received more than 30,000 domestic cases during #lockdown which were pending till now because of the pandemic. Today, we have conducted five zones meeting to solve these pending cases. Addressed press conference at regarding the same. #DomesticViolence pic.twitter.com/FIkD7V4sCj
— Manisha Gulati (@ladyonrise) October 27, 2020
She also said, “If we tell our girls about good and bad touch, we also need to educate our boys on moral issues. We need to stand against vulgarities and rape scenes in movies and songs.” Gulati said she would also meet the DGP (Director General of Police) of Punjab requesting him to meet the shortage of staff in women police stations.
Hoshiarpur rape case
A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped, murdered, and then set on fire in Tanda block of Jalalpur village, Hoshiarpur in Punjab. Her half-burnt body was found at the accused’s residence in Hoshiarpur on Thursday. The girl was the daughter of a migrant labourer who was living in the same village.
As per the report, the deceased girl’s father and his daughters knew the accused for years, they used to work at his family’s fields and lived just a kilometre apart. The residents of the village gathered outside the house of the accused and demanded justice for the girl. The state government has announced a compensation of 4 lakh rupees to the family and also ensured free education for her sisters. You can read more from here
Sagrika Giri is an intern with SheThePeople.TV