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No one to protect women in Parrikar's absence: Goa Mahila Cong

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The Congress' women's unit today alleged that there was "no one" to protect women in the state in the absence of

Parrikar holds the Home portfolio in the state government.

Addressing a press conference here, All India Mahila Congress' in charge Netta DSouza said that, as per media reports, there were 11 cases of rape registered in the state between April and end of May.

"Unfortunately, there is no one to protect them (women) today. With due respect to the (Parrikar), who is ailing, there is no one to ensure the safety of women in the state," D'Souza said.

She said that Pradesh Mahila would start a helpline for women in distress and the party would also provide support to ensure such women got justice.

She alleged that Goa was on "ventilator" due to the absence of Parrikar and people were bearing the brunt of it.

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 18:51 IST