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Law students in Madhya Pradesh vow to help rape victims

Over 4,500 law students of Madhya Pradesh launched a campaign 'Step for Change' on Friday under the banner of Vidhi Vidyarthi Manch to help the victims of rape and sexual harassment.

india Updated: Sep 06, 2014 17:51 IST
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Over 4,500 law students of Madhya Pradesh launched a campaign 'Step for Change' on Friday under the banner of Vidhi Vidyarthi Manch to help the victims of rape and sexual harassment.

Besides providing legal aid, they would also help the victims to overcome the mental trauma after such incidents.

Talking to HT, coordinator of the organisation Nimesh Pathak said during last eight months till August 2014, 825 cases of crime against girl child or women were reported in the state and these acts should be stopped at all costs. "So, our goal is to help the victims find justice," Pathak added.

Speaking about the campaign, some members of the association said the organisation would work in five phases. Public meetings would be held and nukkad nataks would be staged to make people aware about crimes against women.

In the second phase, women would be made aware about the laws related to rape, sexual harassment and empowerment. In the third phase, symposiums would be conducted and a drive against sale of liquor and drugs would be initiated in slum areas and in the last phase a helpline for free legal aid would be launched.