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Telangana State to tighten laws for women safety

Safety and security of women would be Telangana government’s topmost priority, especially for those women working in software industry and in night shifts.

women_safetyThe official committee was constituted for women safekeeping by Telangana government, met here on Wednesday.
Sunil Sharma, Committee member-convener and women and child welfare department secretary speaking to reporters later on said they would also focus on women trafficking.

The existing laws and Acts, if needed, would be revised to give more protection to the women, he said. He added that awareness campaigns would be conducted from school level to all girls on the women protection Acts.

Poonam Mala Kondaiah, Committee member said that they would mainly focus on the women in the software industry.Those working in night shifts would also be given protection.

Poonam said that the committee will be holding its next meeting on September 10. She wanted the public to send their suggestions on women safety to the committee to “wcdsclg2014@gmail.com”.

On Tuesday, the TS government constituted a committee for effective implementation of a number of legislations meant for safety and security of women in the state.

The other members of the committee are: Shailaja Ramaiyer (IAS officers), Smita Sabharwal and Sowmya Misra, Swathi Lakra (IPS officers) and Charu Sinha. The committee is supposed to give its report within 15 days.

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