Women panel legal awareness reaches Shi-Yomi

AALO, Feb 22: The Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) organised its fifth phase of legal awareness programme at Mechukha on Sunday.

Addressing the occasion APSCW chairperson Radhilu Chai Techi said that certain traditional practices in the society such as child and early marriage, preference of male child, polygamy, dowry, widow remarriage, denial of inheritance rights to women are discriminatory in nature for women and done away with passage of time.

“Society cannot progress unless women are given equal rights and treated at par with the male counterpart. Women should know their rights and empowerment as enshrined under various Acts enacted for women,” she said.

Radhilu also highlighted the various recommendation made by Commission to the state government pertaining compulsory registration of marriage, 50 per cent reservation for women in Legislative Assembly, 33 per cent in government jobs, free and compulsory education of female student till graduation, special scholarship scheme for girls, establishment of multi-facility maternity hospitals, trials of heinous crimes in Fast Track court, establishment of family court, action against government employees convicted for crime against women under CCS rule, appointment of Independent Protection Officer in district level and widow/destitute women rehabilitation centres.

APSCW member Techi Hunmai dwelt on various power, rules and function of the Commission and ways to avail the rights and benefits by women.

Legal advisor Karmu Chotton highlighted various crimes committed against women such as rape, domestic violence, dowry, physical and economic abuse etc and also discussed in detail various ways by which a victim can avail legal aid for protection against these crimes.

Heyomai Tawsik Vice Chairperson, APSCW members Hoksum Ori also interacted with women of the border district on many issues. (DIPRO)

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