Women organisations demand action against school

Women organisations demand action against school

Women organisations demand action against school

Protests against the rape of a six-year-old girl in a school continued on Tuesday also. The members of Women’s Voice (WV) staged a dharna demanding action against the school and its chairman.

The protesters demanded that the chairman of the school should be prosecuted for suppressing the facts from investigators.

They also urged the government to introduce measures to ensure safety of women and children. They submitted a memorandum to City police commissioner M N Reddi.

The members of Sumangali Seva Ashrama and Child Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting (CRISP) India raised concerns over increasing cases of sexual assault on women and children.

Addressing a press meet, Founder-President of the Sumangli Seva Ashrama, Susheelamma said: “It is the duty of the State government and policemen to ensure safety and tame the crime rate. Unfortunately, women are not being treated properly and are viewed as objects.”

Kumar Jahgirdar of CRISP said that sexual harassment was not gender biased.
Survey conducted

“In 2013, we conducted a survey on child abuse and the findings showed that it is not just the girls but also boys who are sexually exploited. In fact, the number of chid abuse cases reported were slightly higher among boys. As per the National Crime Records Bureau data, child rape cases in India has increased by 336 per cent  in the last one decade,” Jahgirdar said.

The members demanded for the implementation of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and make sex education mandatory in all the private and government schools in Karnataka.