Himachal: Vigilance committees formed to keep check on domestic violence

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Hamirpur
  • Updated: Feb 18, 2015 19:53 IST

To keep a check on domestic violence, vigilance committees will be formed across the Hamirpur district. On Wednesday, two such committees were formed for the Uhal and Pahunch gram panchayats of the district.

Though the incidents of domestic violence in the district are less, Hamirpur has become one of the first districts where such committees are being formed.

Deputy commissioner Rohan Chand Thakur, the man behind the porogramme, said the aim of such committees was to educate people against social evils like domestic violence. Thakur, who is an IAS officer, added that people, especially the women, mahila mandal activists and those of panchyati raj institutions, were being made members of the committees.

He said the campaign was started in June 2014 and showed good results and in order to spread it parts of the district, the concept of vigilance committees had been launched.

Thakur said such committees would hold their meetings every month and submit their reports to the district administration so that there was coordination between the people and the administration.

Meanwhile, the teams of information-cum public relations department have started a campaign under the programme. Under the banner of “violence free society”, they organised programmes in Tounidevi block of the district.

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