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Sex education to be taught to school students: Chouhan

CM’s announcement came in a function organised by state BJP’s women’s wing to felicitate him on the state government’s capital punishment for rape bill passed in the state assembly during the winter session

bhopal Updated: Dec 15, 2017 20:12 IST
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. (HT Photo)
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. (HT Photo)(HT file photo)

Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan made an announcement on Thursday that sex education will be taught to school students in Madhya Pradesh with a view to create awareness among girls about good touch and bad touch.

CM’s announcement came in a function organised by state BJP’s women’s wing to felicitate him on the state government’s capital punishment for rape bill passed in the state assembly during the winter session.

Chouhan said, “It really hurts me to know that in more than 92% rape cases, the girls were raped by known persons. Many a time, the girls are not aware of what is happening with them. We don’t teach students about good touch and bad touch due to shyness. But such an education, which make the school girls become aware about it, is necessary. The government will teach them in schools.”

Chouhan also urged mothers to teach their daughters.

Chouhan said police couldn’t guard a girl inside the house and for that girls needed to strengthen themselves.

Not only this government would also constitute vigilant groups in urban and rural areas to keep an eye on anti-social elements.

“The vigilant group will keep an eye on the wrong doers. If they find someone stalking or harassing the girls, they will inform the police for a further action,” said Chouhan.

Chouhan also announced that a booklet would also be released by the government to inform the girls about various platforms where they can lodge complaints and also law and schemes, made for ensuring their safety.

The district authorities will also review the situation and cases of women harassment on monthly basis.

To get nod from the President on the women safety bill of MP, the government will introduce a signature campaign so that more people could join the cause to get the bill passed.

In the programme, BJP leader Usha Thakur urged the CM to ‘hang the rapist on city squares and made an appeal to people to not cremate the rapist’s body’.