NCW in Nandigram to probe violence against women
Taking serious note of the atrocities on women, including alleged rapes, during Nandigram violence, the NCW has sent a team to the trouble-torn area of West Bengal to look into the matter.india Updated: Nov 21, 2007 21:19 IST
Taking serious note of the atrocities on women, including alleged rapes, during Nandigram violence, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has sent a team to the trouble-torn area of West Bengal to look into the matter.
The three-member team will conduct inquiries into the incidents, including alleged rapes, during its visit. The team will present its report after returning on Thursday and the NCW will decide on the matter accordingly, NCW Chairperson Girija Vyas told reporters here today.
A number of women are allegedly raped during the violence. A case of rape has been registered after the wife of a Bhumi Ucched Pratirodh Committee (BUPC) supporter said she was gangraped following the recapture of Nandigram.
The woman from Gokulnagar alleged that she was confined and gangraped by three men on November 14 and by four the next day.
Vyas condemned the incidents and hailed the media for bringing such crime into open.
The chairperson said the Commission is ready with some recommendations for the amendment in section 125(3) CRPC as she noted that many women do not get interim relief because of the long proceedings here.
"We have conducted a study and prepared a report that we will release soon. We found out that measures of social legislation need to be construed liberally for the welfare of wife and daughter," she said.
"We have also recommended that women, who are into live-in relationships, should be taken into consideration and the changes incorporated accordingly," Vyas said.
The Commission will send these recommendations to the Women and Child Development Ministry for further course of action.
The Commission has also recommended that as per the Army Act deductions from pay and allowances of the person concerned should be made towards the maintenance of wife and daughter.
First Published: Nov 21, 2007 21:18 IST