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Gender violence irks ACHR

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Nov 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Nov 10: Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) has said that ethnic clashes that take place in Assam have their impact on the life of women and children. In a statement issued to the press today, ethnic conflicts in the State in 1979-1985, 1991-1994, 2008, and in July 2012 in the State took many lives, besides injuring many. According to the Asian Centre for Human Rights, many of the displaced victims have been temporarily housed in relief camps. Due to such conflict, many lives of women and children were traumatized. The rights group feels it imperative that there be a Assam State Diversity Policy and an anti-racial law for ensuring diversity and ending gender-based violence with focus on sexual violence. “A State diversity policy should include the components of investigation and documentation of all cases, pursuing legal cases, education & awareness, module, training, and victim assistance,” the rights body said. Control Arms Foundation of India has submitted a memorandum with recommendations to Justice Verma Committee to crimil laws relating to the safety and security of women.

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