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Laws will be made gender neutral in four years: Moily

india Updated: Jan 24, 2010 14:48 IST

The government will be working towards making the laws gender neutral in the next four years, Union Minister of Law and Justice M Veerappa Moily said on Sunday.

He also said after legislating the Right to Education Act the government will soon come up with a Food Security Act.

"We have already passed the Right to Education Act and Food Security Act is coming shortly," Moily said while inaugurating a three-day 'Civil Society Summit: The state of the Indian Republic @ 60', here.

Observing that a number of laws were gender-biased, he said "they (laws) should become gender neutral and I assure you in the next four years this will be done."

The minister asked NGOs to act as an interface between the society and the government so that benefits of post-independence progress must reach everyone. He also asked them to come up with "feasible programmes to ensure greater participation of the people" and assured them that they will be implemented.

An important programme undertaken by the UPA in the 11th five-year plan is "fastest growth, inclusive growth" which aims to ensure that fruits of progress percolate to all sections of the society, the minister said.

He said in the second Administrative Reforms Commission, he has talked about a public order "justice for all, peace for all" and also presented a report on "conflict resolution" which aims to ensure equal opportunity and social justice for all sections of society without giving rise to any conflicts.