Webinar on ‘Domestic violence against women’ Victim need help to get justice: Justice Misra | Polygamy not crime in customary practices: Judge Chai

ITANAGAR, Sept 26: Highlighting on types of domestic violence, like physical violence, emotional violence, economical violence, sexual violence and verbal violence, former Supreme Court of India judge Justice Gyan Sudha Misra stressed on need for representative for domestic violence victim to assist her to get justice. Women become weak after the abuses and she also said that boys should be taught on how to behave with the women etc.

She was delivering her inaugural speech to a national webinar to bring legal awareness on ‘Domestic violence against women’, jointly organised by Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority  (APLSA), Delhi, Punjab and Manipura SLSAs, Bhagidari Jan Sahyog Samiti, NSS Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIU) & NSS Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College University (both of Delhi) in collaboration with NSS J. C. Bose University of Science & Technology,  Haryana’s YMCA, New Delhi’s Divinity Heals, The Pride: Voice of Rights New Delhi, Women studies Centre & NSS Rajiv Gandhi University and faculty of Arts & Social Science Swami Vivekananda Subharty University UP here on Saturday.

Speaking on issues effecting women in state, like polygamy, APLSA member-secretary Jaweplu Chai said that domestic violence against women are due to polygamy practice by men in many cases. However, polygamy has not been treated as crime in customary practices, she said and stressed the importance of marriage registration besides enlisting various step taken by APLSA to eradicate all forms of domestic violence.

Terming domestic violence as a very important topic, GGSIU associate Prof Shivani Goswami had set the ball rolling by saying that despite enactment of women-friendly Prevention of Domestic Violence Act but it has miserably failed to fulfill its main objectives and reasons thereof.

The webinar was also addressed by former Delhi Police additional DCP S. K. Tomar, SPM College for Women (University of Delhi) principal   Dr. Sadhna Sharma, Manipur SLSA member-secretary-cum- Distt & session judge Gaiphulshilu Golmei, Addl. Distt. & Sessions Judge-cu- Delhi SLSA Addl secretary Namrita Aggrawal, National Commission for Women member Dr. Rajulben Desai, Punjab Police Addl. director general Gurpreet Deo and Divinity Heals founder-director Manisha Dhingra Chopra.

The webinar was streamed live on Facebook and Youtube to benefit judicial officers, legal aid counsels, para legal volunteers, NGOs, faculties and colleges & universities Students of from various places of India, according to an APSLSA release.

AONS adds: Justice Gyan Sudha Misra is not new to Arunachal. She along with Supreme Court of India’s senior-most pusine judge/Chief Justice designate Altamus Kabir-cum-National Legal Services Authority executive chairman and Gauhati HC Chief Justice AK Goel, flanked by then chief minister Nabam Tuki had  inaugurated state’s maiden legal aid centre (LAC) at  Papu village-I, Naharlagun on April 5, 2012, when justice Kabir had said: LAC’s motto instant justice.

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