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Give domestic violence cases high priority, says Landran

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Fatehgarh Sahib, July 09, 2014
First Published: 22:28 IST(9/7/2014) | Last Updated: 22:38 IST(9/7/2014)

Punjab State Women Commission chairperson Paramjit Kaur Landran on Wednesday held a meeting at the Women and Child Welfare Department here and said that cases of domestic violence should be given priority as the Punjab government was keen on curbing violence against women.

Saying that that the district had 60 cases registered under the Domestic Violence Act, 2005, Landran added she had already started acting on them.
She said that she had appointed child development project officers (CDPO) to handle cases of domectic violence. Landran had requested women to come forward and register cases against their attackers so that the practice may be curbed, she said.

She emphasised that the Punjab government had requested the central government to set up offices in the state along the lines of the ones in Haryana to ensure timely action. She also admitted that there was a shortage of staff in dealing with these complaints which led people to take help from social organisations.

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