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Govt has zero-tolerance for crime against women

punjab Updated: Mar 03, 2015 21:14 IST
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Chairperson of the Haryana State Commission for Women, Kamlesh Panchal on Tuesday said the state government has adopted a zero tolerance policy towards harassment of women. Anyone, she said, indulging in the crime would not be spared.

Panchal was interacting with media persons shortly after presiding over a meeting with police officers here.She said there is also a need to change the mindset of the people towards women to prevent such incidents.

Apart from enacting strict laws to ensure lifetime imprisonment in such cases, the government has also started a number of schemes for safety of women and girls.

Also, district level meetings are being organised regularly for quick disposal of complaints related to such crimes.

Panchal said the Supreme Court has issued instructions to the police to install CCTV cameras at public places. "This would assist in checking incidents of crime as well as help in arresting criminals. In addition, police have been directed to deploy additional PCRs for patrolling," she added.

The women's commission chief said in Haryana, 650 women have registered complaints of domestic violence out of which 600 have been disposed of.

"So far, the commission has been redressing complaints by visiting districts like Faridabad, Gurgaon, Sonipat, Panipat and Bhiwani," Panchal added.