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'Public awareness can lessen domestic violence'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From Our Correspondent
Itagar, March 28: Public awareness campaign on domestic violence can educate community members about the prevalence of abuse while it will also encourage people to take action to end abuse and lead a healthy family and social life, stated Lower Subansiri DC Tamiyo Tatak on Saturday while attending a awareness camp on domestic violence, held at the Siang guest house conference hall here. The day long awareness camp was organized by ICDS deputy director Ponung Ering Angu. Pointing out that since time immemorial, domestic violence has been an intrinsic part of the society we are living in, the DC opined that the contributing factors for this could be the desire to gain control over another family member, the desire to exploit someone for persol benefits.
On various occasions, psychological problems and social influence also add to the vehemence. Government’s fight against crime will be successful when people are able to feel safe in their homes, their places of work and their communities, Tatak said.
The DC further stated that as per records, a strong correlation exists between alcohol/drugs consumption among teens, and phenome such as car accidents, suicide, violence and bullying and that is one of the major causes of domestic violence. Administration is duty-bound by the constitution to protect the health and well being of all citizens and to ensure that all people feel safe in all aspects of their lives. Contributions of NGOs like ABK (WW), WASE etc in building a bright, alcohol and drugs-free and safe future for present and future generations deserves appreciations, added the DC. He opined that there are varied consequences of domestic violence depending on the victim, the age group, the intensity of the violence and frequency of the torment they are subjected to. Women living under a constant fear, threat and humiliation are some of the feelings developed in the minds of the victims as a consequence of an atrocious violence must be taken seriously and protected, he said. Speaking on the occasion, where deputy director Angu highlighted the key feature of PWDV Act 2005 including roles and responsibilities of VOs/NGOs and service providers under the act, Counselor (DMO office) Dani Yakang spoke on the ill effects of domestic violence on children and the way and means to tackle it. Prominent lawyer Mary Tatak delivered lecture on sexual harassment at workplace and prevention, prohibition and redressal provides under Act 2103. Meanwhile, with an objective to address civic grievances particularly power, water supply, approach road and draige issues faced by the Pasighat Industrial Estate, which also houses the prestigious Apparel and Garment Making Centre, DC Tatak today convened a meeting with various stakeholders. In the meeting, the DC also noted the appeal to implement the state government policy decision for compulsory procurement of locally made products for encouraging the budding local entrepreneurship and promoting local industries.
Pasighat Chamber of Commerce (PCC) president Kojum Koyu, secretary Group Captain (Retd) M Pangging, EAC Dr M Komut, Power EE Joram Lali, PHE AE Kaling Taki, DDI T Jamoh, ADTH M Pertin and representative of BSNL attended the meeting.
The DC after threadbare discussion informed that a joint inspection committee led by him will shortly visit and inspect the estate to get first hand idea of the requirements for the smooth running of 12 industries in the estate. The team will also include representatives from PWD and PMC and UD for assessing the sewerage and draige issue for the industrial area. Speaking on the occasion, PCC secretary Pangging outlined the issues of the memorandum submitted to the DC earlier and informed that around 300 persons are employed in 12 industries located at the estate. He further urged for provision of stabilizing three phase electricity supply along with suitable transformer for regular and sufficient water supply, for durable approach road and for implementation of the preferential buying and pricing for local products by government organizations and departments.
Pangging opined that this would go a long in giving a fillip to the promising industrial sector.

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