'Women's service can not be valued'

District and Sessions Judge Ashok G Nijagannavar inaugurating a programme to mark                 International Women’s Day in Madikeri on Friday.

One can not value the service rendered by women, said District and Sessions Judge Ashok G Nijagannavar.

Speaking at the International Women’s Day organised by District Legal Services Authority, Madikeri Inner Wheel Club, Rotary Misty Hill at Balbhavan, he said according to a survey, women’s income is 10 per cent less than that of men. She gets only two to three per cent of the property.”

Women play a vital role in having peace in the familuy. However, nobody recognises her sacrifice. “If we respect the sacrifices made by women, then there will be no problem in the society,” he said and lamented that women are responsible for more than 50 per cent of women atrocities cases filed in the court.

District Legal Services Authority Member Secretary Hemavathi said “several women who hold highest position in the society have miserably failed in maintining the family. Hence, the divorce cases are on rise.” Zilla Panchayat Vice-President H M Kaveri said “women who were restricted to the four walls of a house has now achieved success in all the spheres of life.”

Virajpet Government First Grade College Lecturer Dr Korana Saraswathi said though men and women are different physically, it is not right to grade her as second rate citizen.

“Women have a great respect in Indian tradition and the society. Hence, she has been given the status of Goddess,” she said.

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