Parliamentary panel headed by Cong MP praises Yogi govt for tackling violence against women

Parliamentary committee headed by Anand Sharma said, “the committee appreciates the initiatives, like interlinking of various departments and creation of a single-window system to help women victims of violence, taken by the state government of Uttar Pradesh.”

Written by August 13, 2021 21:05
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New Delhi: Yogi Adityanath-led government came in praise from a parliamentary panel headed by a Congress Member of Parilament. The parliamentary standing committee on home affairs lauded the Uttar Pradesh Government in tackling violence against women.

Appreciating the state of Uttar Pradesh in its report , the parliamentary committee headed by Anand Sharma mentioned “the committee appreciates the initiatives, like interlinking of various departments and creation of a single-window system to help women victims of violence, taken by the state government of Uttar Pradesh.”

The committee, therefore, recommends that other states should also establish such synergy and coordination amongst various departments concerned with the safety and security of women and children, it added.

UP has set example before other states, says Parl panel

It is evident from the report that Uttar Pradesh has set an example for other states .The state has established One Stop Cente in all districts for women suffering from violence. So far around 104859 women have been benefited from these one stop centres. The Congress MP mentioned in the report that other states must also follow this UP model.

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These centres basically provide five services to women affected by violence with five services — police assistance, medical treatment, legal aid, psychological counselling and temporary shelter.

Around 10,4859 women benefited from One Stop Centre

The safety of women has been the top priority of the Uttar Pradesh government ever since Yogi Adityanath assumed the office as chief minister in 2017. The UP government, under his supervision, has not only taken appropriate steps to protect women from all kinds of crimes but has also ensured strict punishment to the perpetrators so that potential criminals mend their ways. This approach bore results and ensured that UP led the way in controlling rape and other heinous crimes against women.

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