Breaking News
Nagaland Post Logo
You are here:  Skip Navigation LinksHome » Show story
Delhi Police to meet northeast forum to discuss safety of women
Published on 1 Dec. 2010 12:30 AM IST
Print  Text Size

A week after a BPO staffer from the northeast was gangraped in the capital, the Delhi Police is to meet Wednesday a representative of the Northeast Support Centre and Helpline in the capital to draw up a plan for making the city safer for women from the region.
The police Monday detained four men in connection with the rape.
Madhu Chandra, spokesperson of the support centre, said: “A team of Delhi Police officials will come to meet me tomorrow (Wednesday) to discuss how the city can be made safer for the northeastern community, especially the women.”
A delegation of activists and lawyers, led by Chandra had earlier met the Joint Commissioner of Police (southern range) Amulya Patnaik to press for speedy justice in the rape case as well as draw up a concrete plan of action to make the city safer for women.
Among the suggestions - which Chandra later said that the police agreed to - was patrolling of “unsafe” areas in the city from where crimes against the northeastern community, especially the women, are often reported from. The Northeast Support Centre submitted a list of such places to the police.
Meanwhile, the northeast community in the capital has been voicing its angst against the rape case and other similar cases of harassment through protests and rallies.
They also submitted a memorandum to the prime minister seeking compensation for the victim under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities Act) since she belonged to the Scheduled Tribe category.
The Mizo Students Union and the Mizo Welfare Association Monday organised a rally in Jantar Mantar which was attended by hundreds of students and professionals from the region.
According to Chandra, a similar rally will be organised Wednesday to “keep the pressure mounting”.
“Tomorrow’s rally will be organised by the NGO Nirantar and will be at Jantar Mantar,” he said.
The victim of the gangrape was a 30-year-old woman from Mizoram working in a BPO. She was abducted by four men and gangraped in a moving goods carrier Nov 24.

Comments:(0) Login or Register to post your Comment
(Available for registered users only)
More News