Manipal: The notices are served to the presidents of political parties in Karnataka to advise their leaders and party workers to not give baseless and obscene statements on women said Manjula Manasa, Chairman of State Women’s Commission. She was speaking to the mediapersons on her visit to the district to chair the administration review meeting here on October 29.
Politicians pass obscene comments and statements on women and then apologize, such statements are condemnable. The speaker of Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly are requested to frame guidelines to MLA’s and MP’s while making any statements on women.
The women commission has monitored the probe of the alleged rape case of Sri Ragaveshwar Bharti Swamiji, the police have filed the charge sheet to the court. Udupi stands last in crimes and atrocities against women for which the female dominant society may be a reason.
Later addressing the review meeting held at Dr V S Acharya Memorial Auditorium, District Administration Complex Rajathadri Manipal, Manjula Manasa said that she had visited the BCM and SC/ST girl’s hostels prior to the meeting and no major irregularities are reported. She instructed the deputy Director of ITDP and BCM to address the issues of the girl students on time as to avoid future complications.
29 cases were reported to the State Women’s Commission. One case of protection, harassment in family 2 cases, sexual harassment 3, workplace harassment 4 and 12 other cases were reported in Udupi.
Radha Das of the Women Union of Kundapur said that 10 cases of murder of girls and women are reported in Kundapur. The police department has nabbed the accused but there is still fear in the outskirts of Kundapur. Deputy Commissioner R Vishal said that applications for the permits for 563 buses were received, the applications are processed and the buses are given permits to operate in remote areas where students can avail bus facility instead of walking. The member of the women’s union said that, students should skip shortcut ways in forest areas while commuting to their colleges and home.
A member representing a NGO said that vulnerable places should be monitored by the police. The buildings which are to be completed or have stopped construction should be specially monitored, he added.
Shymala Bhandary member of State Women’s Commission; Veronica Cornelio, Chairperson of Karnataka Soaps and Detergents Limited; Gracy Gonsalves, Deputy Director of Women and Child Welfare Department and others were present.