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Centre to have rape crisis cell: Maneka

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Malerkotla, May 31, 2014
First Published: 21:55 IST(31/5/2014) | Last Updated: 21:56 IST(31/5/2014)

Close on the heels of the gangrape of two Dalit sisters in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh, union women and child welfare minister Maneka Gandhi has said that the Centre is planning to set up a rape crisis cell for speedy action in such cases.

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She said a round-the-clock women helpline would be launched at the national level for rape victims, especially those belonging to weaker sections of society.

Maneka, who was here on Saturday to attend a religious function at Dugri village, told reporters that the BJP government was planning to set up special rape relief centres at the district level to provide relief to rape victims.

"The Centre is planning to chalk out new schemes to deal with the increasing crime against women and children. The ministry of women and child development will ensure all facilities to the victims," she said, adding that women safety would be on top of the Centre's agenda and the rape relief centres would provide all medical and legal assistance to rape victims. "The government is committed to checking crime against women and children," she said.

When asked whether the Centre might re-look into Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's security exemption at airports, she declined comment.

 


 

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