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Women’s Commission unhappy over dowry deaths in Telangana

Nalgonda: The State government was giving priority to women empowerment and taking up various measures for their financial self-reliance, said State Women Commission Chairperson Thripurana Venkata Ratnam on Monday.

Speaking at an awareness programme ‘Laws for Women Safety and Security’ at the District Collectorate, Ratnam said the women in the country were excelling in all sectors and proved that they were capable of managing toughest of jobs.

Reminding that the government had provided 50 per cent quota to women in local bodies, she explained about the laws and schemes pertaining to safety, security and welfare of the women in the State. She expressed dissatisfaction over dowry deaths, which were reporting even though stringent Acts were in force. She also underlined the need for change in the attitude of society towards women. There was an urgent need to put an end to gender discrimination in the country, she added. Everyone had a responsibility to prevent child marriages, which would spoil the lives of the innocent girls, she suggested.  “Toilets facility must be provided to girls in all schools and colleges. The government authorities and managements of the educational institutions should give priority to it”, she added.

Reminding that the State government launched several schemes for welfare and development of the women, she asked the officials of the departments concerned to show commitment and dedication towards implementing them at the field level. District Collector Surendra Mohan, District Rural Development Officer Kiran Kumar, District Welfare Officer Munnaiah and others attended the programme.

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