KU Seminar on Legal Awareness Calls for Protection of Women Rights

Punjab Tribune Bureau | December 20, 2016 05:42 PM

Amritsar: The experts gathered at the two-day long seminar on legal awareness at Khalsa University today called for the protection of the basic human rights of the women and children. They stated that the rising crime rate against these vulnerable section of the society was highly deplorable and steps were required to be taken to ensure their safety through the societal and legal measures.

In her keynote address Chairperson of State Commission for Women Paramjit Kaur Landran stated that even in the 21st century the women have to fight for her existence and the basic human rights. She said that more rigorous legal measures were required to deal with the alarming situation in which the women and children are victimized in the society and narrated the role of the women commissions in generating awareness relating this.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Tajinder Pal Singh Sandhu also emphasized on the need to generate awareness amongst all sections of the society to stop the rising cases of atrocities on the women. HoD Journalism department at Khalsa College Dr. Puneet Dhillon stated in her address that the media sometimes depict women as a commodity which is evident from the TV programs and films which also lead to rise in the incidents of crime.

KU VC Dr. SS Chahal earlier said that this was highly sensitive issue which had been discussed during the two day long seminar threadbare and there is need of clarion call to protect the women and children in the society. Additional Session Judge Harpreet Kaur Randhawa, Member of the State Commission for Women Kiranpreet Kaur Dhami,National Trainer family Health Dr. Baljit Kaur, Dr. Bindu Sharma, Bhupinder Singh Holland also stated that all out efforts were required to be made to ensure safety and protection of women rights in the society.

KU Registrar Dr.JS Dhillon said that deliberations would go long way to pave the way for the chalking out societal and legal measures to protect vulnerable section of the society. He also asked the women to be aware of their rights and collectively raise voice against the  violation of the basic human rights of women and children.

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