Reacting strongly against the clarification issued by the parliamentary secretary, social welfare and women development through a press communiqué by Thepusayi Nienu, the CAWWS and CTWWS stated that the “real skeleton was hidden in the closet and the whole issue was presented in a different frame of light in sheep clothing”.
According to a joint release issued by Vezovolu Lohe, president, CAWWS and Kuvolu Ringa, general secretary, CTWWS what the two societies found it amusing was the way the P.S to the Parliamentary Secretary tried his best to explain the service rules.
The release said according to service rules, a government official was entitled to hold his/her designated office for a period of three complete years unless disciplinary action was taken against him/her by the concerned department.
The CAWWS and CTWWS while proclaimed in good faith that a society that worked for the welfare of a community never come out in the open without digging out the ground realities at the grass root level, also added that according to common knowledge, the transfer of government servants was done in such a way that an officer from east was transferred to the west, from north to south, and further queried how a designated DIS was transferred to a remote village to be a mere headmaster while the politically fortunate headmaster was occupying the seat DIS in Chozuba if the statement claimed to be fair.
The two societies while asserting that they were reputed bodies to promote women related issues, and had never encouraged self-destructive behaviors demanded that Thepusayi take back his works of labeling the society on encouraging self destructive behavior or else give a full length explanation of what he meant by self destructive that he so blatantly used in his statement.
It said Thepusayi’s accusations against women bodies of dampening the spirit of teachers and students was a clear indication of his immature tantrums and an anti-women crusader who would remain on constant checklist of the two societies.
The women bodies also pointed out that they had not misplaced the highly placed MLA but considered it their duty to point what kind of courteousness was delivered to the women of the area by the concerned minister, adding if this trend continued, it would only damage his chances of coming back to power in the next election.
The CAWWS and CTWWS also claimed that they cannot undo the damage already committed against its member, but expressed the reason for coming out in the open was to show they would remain “headstrong steadfast”, “stay grounded” for a common cause when it comes to fighting against social injustice, and violation in spite of the unseen hurdles or obstacles.
The society further stated that they were not in favour of any political party or persons involved in the infamous imbroglio, but put across deep concern for justice to be delivered adding it would no longer entertain “paper wars” as it had other cases to tend to.