Demand for fast-track court in Mangaldai to tackle crime against women

Our Correspondent

MANGALDAI, March 31: A good number of conscious citizens, including the members of social organizations, on Saturday organized a strong protest rally in Mangaldai town to lodge protest against the growing incidents of crime against women in the State in recent times.
All the protesters  comprising the members of several women organizations, student organizations and NGOs like Bhebarghat Mahila Mancha, Mangaldai Mahila Kalyan Samaj, Mangaldai Girls’ College Students’ Union, Saraswati Mahila Samabai Samiti of Hirapara, and Crystal Vision, took out a rally from the Bhebarghat public bus stand premises through the main streets of Mangaldai town shouting slogans and displaying placards against crime against women and demanding capital punishment for crimils convicted in rape cases.
The protesters also arranged a meeting at Bishnu Mandir premises where several social activists like Rashmi Rekha Sarma of Mangaldai Mahila Kalyan Samaj, Shekhar Mazumdar of Crystal Vision and Jagyasmita Goswami of Mangaldai Girls’ College Students’ Union, discussed issues leading to occurrence of crime against women and caution to be taken to check such crimes in future.
Later, the protesters submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner of Darrang in support of their charter of demands, which included setting up of a fast-track court in Mangaldai for speedy trial of such cases, introduction of  one-stop centre scheme called ‘Sakhi’ for the victims, arrangements for making the new women police station in Mangaldai operatiol and filling up the post of regular District Social Welfare Officer-cum-District Protection Officer who is officially responsible for looking into such issues in a district.