Centre urged to pass Women's Reservation Bill: Congress

Centre urged to pass WomenCongress State general secretary Thaslima Rehaman offering a piece of cake to party activist at a meeting in Kurnool on Sunday on the occasion of the 36th foundation day of All India Mahila Congress

Congress State general secretary Thaslima Rehaman has demanded that the Central government pass Women’s Reservation Bill.

Kurnool: Congress State general secretary Thaslima Rehaman has demanded that the Central government pass Women's Reservation Bill. She stressed the need for bringing stringent laws to ensure women safety.

At least two women were being assaulted during every passing second in the country. To save women from assaults, Women Reservation Bill should be passed in Parliament, she said.

The party activists celebrated the 36th foundation day of National Women Congress and took part in a meeting at the Congress party office here on Sunday. She said women were being subjected to harassment in different forms in the society. To strengthen women in all fronts, the Reservation Bill should be passed.

She said women entrepreneurs need to encouraged by sanctioning interest free loans. Even training should be provided to improve skills in different sectors. She stressed the need for setting up special police cell with women protection force. The cell should be led by an Inspector General of Police at State level, SP at district level and Circle Inspector at mandal level.

Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, should be implemented strictly to put a full stop to sexual assaults on students and women. The Women' Commission has to strengthened by appointing an IPS level officer as commission secretary, demanded the Congress leader.

Earlier, Thaslima hoisted the party flag and cut a cake on the occasion. District Congress Committee (DCC) General Secretary K Pedda Reddy, SC ST Cell chairperson Sathyaraju, BV Subramanyam. Women Congress leaders, Madamma, Yellamma, Giddamma, Kumaramma, Devakarna, Chittemma, Kumari, Lakshmi Devi and others participated.

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