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Thursday, January 20th, 2022

Women Prevention Of Atrocities Bill 2012 Will Be Sent To The President For The Approval : Ashok Gehlot

INVC,, Jaipur,, Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot has said that the Rajasthan Women (Prevention of Atrocities) Bill, 2012 will be soon sent to the President for approval.  Shri Gehlot was speaking during a discussion on women respect and security here at OTS conference hall on Thursday. Representatives from various NGOs and social activists gave their suggestions regarding prevention and redressal of atrocities, exploitation and harassment of women. He talked with the representatives of NGOs and social activists. He attentively listened to their valuable suggestion for more than three hours.  The Chief Minister said the draft of the "Rajasthan Women (Prevention of Atrocities) Bill, 2012" has already been approved by the Cabinet. After including the suggestions given by the cabinet and getting it approved by the cabinet through circular this bill will be sent to the President. After approval of the President it will immediately be implemented in the State as an Ordinance, he added. He said provisions of minimum and the maximum jail term and penalty have been made in this bill. Shri Gehlot said the 'Girls Policy' has been prepared and it will be approved by the cabinet soon. He said the problems related to atrocities towards women are the problems of all the country and all states will have to take action collectively to prevent such atrocities. He said event after the incident which took place in Delhi such atrocities towards women are also reported in states also. He called upon the NGOs and social activists and said that change in mindset and thinking of people is necessary to prevent atrocities towards women.  The Chief Minister said after the incident of Delhi the State Government has decided to open Fast Track Courts for the quick disposal of the cases related to atrocity toward women. He said police official having the rank of SP or Additional SP will have to reach to the spot within 24 hours after the incident of gang rape or rape with the minor is reported. He said during the investigation request should be made to the concerned magistrate within 48 hours for the statement to be recorded under 164 of CRPC. As far as possible the videography of the statement would be made. He said a special cell will be set up at the police headquarter and the police official of the rank of ADG will monitor this cell.  The representatives of NGOs and social activists attending the meeting gave suggestions related to prevention and redressal of atrocities, exploitation and harassment towards women.  Women & Child Development Minister Smt. Bina Kak, Minister of State for Women & Child Development Smt. Manju Meghwal, Chairperson of the State Women Commission Smt. Lad Kumari Jain, Chief Secretary Shri C. K. Mathew, ACS (Home) Shri Ashok Samptram and other senior officials of the State Government were present during the meeting.

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