Nanaiah panel to suggest measures for women's safety

Nanaiah panel to suggest measures for women's safety

Former minister M C Nanaiah, who heads a 26-member “expert committee” to guide the government in tackling the rape menace, on Friday said the panel will suggest measures for effectively implementing the provisions of the existing state and Central laws on the safety of women.

“There is no need for any new law. Amendments and effective implementation of the existing laws are sufficient...” Nanaiah told reporters.

He said the terms of reference for the panel would be issued in three to four days following which the committee will hold its first meeting. The panel has 11 sitting legislators, legal experts, representatives of NGOs, retired police officials among others.Nanaiah said the Karnataka Olympic Association (KOA) should not have left out squash player Joshna Chinnappa from its felicitation for medal winners from the State at the Common Wealth Games.

KOA had felicitated five medal winners from the State on Thursday. “Joshna Chinappa might be staying in Chennai, but she belongs to the State as she is from Kodagu. She should not have been left out,” Nanaiah said. Chinnappa, along with Dipika Pallikal, had won the squash women’s doubles gold medal.

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