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Sacked NCW member to move SC

india Updated: Mar 03, 2009 00:11 IST
BR Srikanth
BR Srikanth
Hindustan Times
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Nirmala Venkatesh, the National Commission for Women (NCW) member who was removed from the panel following her interim report on the attack on women at a Mangalore pub in January, hit back at the commission on Monday.

She told presspersons here that she was eased out as part of a “deep political conspiracy” to tarnish her image as well as that of Karnataka.

Venkatesh said she would contest the NCW’s decision to reject her interim report and remove her from the commission in the Supreme Court.

“I have resigned from the Congress and will take a decision (on moving to another party) after I recover from this shock. I won’t take anybody’s name but I have faith in God and all of you will see what happens to these people in the next three-four months,” Venkatesh said. She said she was ousted even though she had recommended registration of cases under section 307 of the Indian Penal Code (attempt to murder) against 28 men arrested for assaulting women in the pub on January 24.

Vekatesh said it was part of the political conspiracy to mar the image of Karnataka.