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Nirmala Venkatesh demands resignation of NCW chairperson

delhi Updated: Feb 25, 2010 16:42 IST
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Former member of National Commission for Women Nirmala Venkatesh on Thursday demanded the resignation of NCW chairperson Girija Vyas alleging that she along with certain officials was responsible for suppressing certain reports made by members.

Venkatesh, who had been removed from the commission last year for allegedly delaying the submission of the report on the Mangalore pub attack, told reporters here that the NCW had concealed the report for which she was held responsible.

"I would like to inform you that there are many inquiry committees constituted by the NCW which have not yet submitted their reports despite lapse of considerable period and even in those cases in which the reports have been submitted, the quality of reports is extremely poor," she said.

The former Karnataka MLC and NCW member said during her tenure she had complained to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in this regard, but there was no response.

In January last year, activists of Sri Ram Sene had attacked girls in a pub in Mangalore, claiming that they were violating traditional Indian values.

Venkatesh had led a three-member team which visited the site on a fact-finding mission after the attack.