Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Thursday, Dec 09, 2010
ePaper | Mobile/PDA Version
Front Page |
Tamil Nadu |
Andhra Pradesh |
New Delhi |
Other States |
Advts: Retail Plus | Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary |
TIRUVARUR: The Tamil Nadu State Commission for Women has received 6,470 petitions relating to atrocities against women and other problems facing them since its inception in 2006 till December this year, said S. P. Sarguna Pandian, its Chairperson here on Wednesday.
She told presspersons that out of them 3,049 have been settled while the remaining 3,421 petitions are pending. This year, from January to November, the commission received 1,395 petitions out of which 466 have been settled while 929 are still pending.
Four petitions taken up
The Chairperson took up four petitions received from the district for discussion at a meeting of officials here on Wednesday.
After discussions, three were settled while action has been ordered with respect to one petition.
The Commission has increased awareness and it received more petitions from women who normally hesitate to go to police stations, she said.
The Commission received petitions relating to domestic violence against women, dowry harassment, sexual assault and abuse, child marriage, female foeticide and infanticide.
“The Commission has stopped child marriages and also prevented female foeticide by taking action at the right time”, she said.
M. Chandrasekaran, Collector; P. Moorthy, Superintendent of Police; Poondi Kalaivanan, Cotton Advisory Board member and others attended the meeting.
The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | The Hindu ePaper | Business Line | Business Line ePaper | Sportstar | Frontline | Publications | eBooks | Images | Ergo | Home |
Copyright © 2010, The
Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of
this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of