Laws framed for safety of women remain in books: Judge

Laws framed for safety of women remain in books: Judge

It is the responsibility of all individuals to respect the law of the land, said High Court Judge Justice N Kumar.

Speaking at a legal workshop organised for the police and revenue department officials by Legal Academy, District Legal Services Authority, District administration, police department and Bar Association here on Sunday, he said that several laws had been framed for the safety of women.

However, many laws remain in books and have failed to yield any result. Even to this day, dowry is paid before the marriage. This is not the feature of a good society, he said.

Dowry system prevalent
Women are ill treated for dowry. Female foeticide is on rise. As a result, there has been decline in number of female children per male population. There is a need to ensure that laws are not misused in the society. Officials should verify facts before arresting a person when a dowry case is registered, Kumar added.

District and Sessions Judge H S Kamala said that for the first time in the State, a legal workshop was being organised for the police and revenue officials.

This is not only a legal awareness programme but also a programme to change the mindset, she added.

SP R Chethan said that one should not discharge his/her duties with pressure.  
Deputy Commissioner B S Shekarappa, SP R Chethan, Zilla Panchayat Chief Exective Officer Priyanka Mary Francis and others were present on the occasion.

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