Day-long seminar on ‘Crime against Women’ held at GDC Pulwama

PULWAMA — A day-long seminar on ‘Crime against Women’ was held at Government Women’s College Pulwama on Wednesday in which hundreds of students participated.

Noted writer and Researcher Dr Tanveer Hayat called for “introspection” to find out causes and solutions to the “burgeoning problem” of crime against women.

“We have been always talking about the problems, not the solutions,” he said in his address. “It is time we start debating and discussing the solutions after careful introspection at individual and collective levels as to why such problems exist in the first place and how these can be effectively addressed.

He said that the problem of violence against women has compounded “due to unequal power sharing which has disturbed the balance and led to crime and discrimination.”

“We have legislations, laws, rules and platforms for protection of women rights, yet the problem of crime against women persists which shows we have collectively failed to safeguard the rights of women,” he said.

Other speakers including Dysp Headquarters Pulwama Showkat Wani, Chairman Ansar Ul Masakeen Trust Aafiqa Ali, Dr Mehraj, Adv Mansoor and others on the occasion stressed upon the need to safeguard the basic rights which are vital to a human life, especially to Women.

They said that there is a need to conduct more intensified awareness regarding the rights of women and government schemes meant for their socio-economic empowerment.

They said that the purpose of such programmes is to make women folk aware of the laws/statutes and know their legal rights to eliminate crimes against the women.

They further said the society will not develop unless the status of women improves.

The programme was organised by Pulwama Police, NSS wing of women’s college Pulwama and Kashmir Pulse News Portal.

Sakeena Jabeen who has been organising programmes on various social issues, was stage incharge on the occasion. — (KNO)