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Special force to be launched in Hry to check crime against women

Press Trust of India  |  Jhajjar (Hry) 

today announced that a special force 'Durgashakti Vahini' would be formed to check crime against women in the state.

The government is committed to ensuring safety and security of women and "a special force Durgashakti Vahini would be constituted to put a check on crime against women", he said after inaugurating the Jaagriti Project here.

The main aim of this project is to ensure that girls and women feel safe at public places, their workplaces and while travelling, the said.

On the 'Chatra Parivahan Suraksha Yojana', said

it is the state government's responsiblity to provide free of to girls to their educational institutions.

announced the schemes launch today.

Regardless of the number of students in an educational institution, their demand for free of will be met, he said, adding that nodal officers are being appointed under this scheme.

Students will submit their requirements to these officers, he said.

Khattar said after Madhya Pradesh, is the only state where provision of death penalty has been made for those found guilty of raping children below 12 years of age.

This step of the government is being appreciated and emulated by other states, he said.

The expressed hope that in the future, this law would be passed in the Lok Sabha.

Social organisations would have to come forward and join hands with the in dealing with social evils such as female foeticide, he said.

Expressing happiness over considerable improvement in sex ratio under the 'Beti Bachao,Beti Padhao' campaign, he said33 per cent reservation has been given to women in elections to Panchayati Raj Institutions.

Today, 42 per cent women representatives are heading gram panchayats in the state, Khattar said.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 23:05 IST