Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on March 31 announced free travel for women in Punjab Roadways Transport Corporation, Punjab Roadways Buses and locally owned city bus services. While the free travel excluded AC, Volvo and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) buses, the CM claimed of fulfilling 85% of manifesto promises. Moreover, the CM said that while the promise was to reduce the bus tickets for women to 50%, he made it all free.
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The National Crime Records Bureau data has revealed that cases registered under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 declined in 2019. While the year 2018 recorded 579 cases, 2019 figures dipped by 4.5% to 553 cases. However, the cases registered in matters of 'cruelty by husband or his relatives' hiked by 21.3% for the same period. Meanwhile, an NGO named ‘Jagori’ revealed that several domestic violence cases have… read-more
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Making an effort to ensure women safety, the Indian Railways has issued guidelines, including an action plan, to keep the women passengers safe. The guidelines have long term and short term goals including improved infrastructure such as CCTV surveillance and Light Masts. Moreover, it added that no staff should be allowed on trains and railway stations without proper identity cards. Reportedly, of the 23 million passengers travelling daily… read-more
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Focusing on strengthening women's safety in the country, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy said the government would amend the Criminal Code (CrPC) and the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Speaking about installing fear of law in people, he pointed out that women's safety is of great importance to the Union Government. Reddy added the Centre has been consulting many experts to change the IPC and CrPC.
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A report by Oxfam India surfaced that funds allocated to Nirbhaya fund largely go "unutilized" and "underfunded." The study revealed that Rs 4357.62 crore funds allocated during 2019-20 remained unused owing to the unclear mechanism. Besides, schemes like 181 women helpline, Swadhar Greh and Fast Track Courts received grim 0.07% of 2021-22 budget allocations. Reportedly, the Nirbhaya Fund was launched in 2013 after the 2012 brutal… read-more
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Three families from Hyderabad have requested the centre to rescue their family members, who have been left stranded at the UAE after travel agents cheated them. Reportedly, the victim's families had claimed that the agents have allegedly sold their family members for Rs 2 lakh to unknown people in UAE. While requesting the government, a family member said, "We hope that the government helps us and brings back our relatives,"
ट्रेन सफर के दौरान अक्सर महिला यात्रियों को छेड़छाड़ जैसी समस्याओं का सामना करना पड़ता है। इसीलिए अब रेलवे प्रशासन ने दुर्ग-रायपुर से देश के अलग अलग शहरों में ट्रैवल करने वाली ट्रेनों में महिला सुरक्षा का ध्यान रखते हुए मेरी सहेली अभियान की शुरुआत की है। इस अभियान के अंतर्गत जो महिला अकेले सफर कर रही है रेलवे सुरक्षा बल का दस्ता उस महिला से मिलकर दिक्कतों की जानकारी प्राप्त करेगा और कोई समस्या होने पर उसी समय उनकी समस्या का समाधान निकाला जायेगा… read-more
The Indian Railways has begun a new initiative, 'Meri Saheli', in order to ensure safe journey to female travellers. Under the initiative, a squad of women RPF personnel will educate female passengers at boarding stations about safety precautions and advice them to call '182' in any untoward situation. Besides, the seat number of female passengers will also be recorded and passed to en route stops for continuous watch.
In a campaign to make India rape-free, Residents in Nagaland’s Dimapur are giving free lifts to people who need transportation at night. The idea, which started as a Facebook post by Aneiba Thou, has now turned into a full-fledged campaign as more people have decide to help others. Earlier, Thou had posted he would help anyone "facing problems in transportation at… read-more
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The Haryana Police on October 5 said that it has identified the three accused who allegedly gang-raped a woman in Palwal area. Reportedly, the 25-year-old woman, a florist by profession, was called on October 4 to work for a wedding, where she was coerced into a room and raped. The Police have filed cases under IPC section 376-D(gang-rape) and 506(criminal intimidation). However, the accused are still on the run.
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