From Our Correspondent
SILCHAR, February 26: The Human Rights’ Organisation (HRO), Cachar, is going to observe the Intertiol Women’s Day which falls on March 8 at Lakhipur.
The HRO organised a general meeting here at Hospital Road recently under the presidentship of I. Irawat Singh to chalk out the details to hold the programme.
A reception committee was formed with the former principal, ndita Dutta Roy as the president and Smirithi Paul of Cachar College as general secretary.
The members of the Human Rights Organisation dwelt on the rise in crimes against women in Barak Valley at the meeting .The members of the organization stressed on the need to create more awareness amongst the general masses to take an active part in the fight against atrocities committed towards the fairer sex. I. Irawat Singh said that there were numerous laws in the country which hardly got implemented on the ground. It was his opinion that the violence against women had been increasing with passage of time and the government had completely failed to ensure the safety of women. He pointed out that a woman should enjoy equal rights and opportunities to that of man in every society. Singh pointed out that the people irrespective of caste, race, colour and gender have to stand together against all sorts of violence and discrimition against women. Other speakers in an identical manner said that the government had failed to take the responsibility to ensure safety to women which many of them termed as “very unfortute.” They expressed their concern at the alarming condition of women trafficking in India as it has emerged as a key destition and transit point for global trafficking of women and girls. However, Article 23 under Part 3 (Fundamental Rights) of the Indian Constitution prohibits trafficking of human beings in the territory of India. The speakers further underlined the need of protecting the women and highlighted the UN’s protocol that contains a number of provisions aimed at preventing trafficking.