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?Make self defence part of curriculum?

WOMEN?S WING of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has demanded that self-defense and confidence-building courses be included in the school/college curriculum for girls so that they could be prepared to face challenges of violence against women.

india Updated: Jan 14, 2006 12:58 IST

WOMEN’S WING of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has demanded that self-defense and confidence-building courses be included in the school/college curriculum for girls so that they could be prepared to face challenges of violence against women.

A memorandum with this demand would be submitted to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, state president of the women’s wing of NCP, Babita Verma said at a press conference today.

Verma said that if there were no immediate action in the matter, demonstrations and dharna would follow. Verma said that the law and order situation, particularly violence against women has increased drastically.

She however admitted only agitation couldn’t help the cause, pressure for some positive step also needs to be created.

First Published: Jan 14, 2006 12:58 IST