SILCHAR: MP Dr. Rajdeep Roy laid the foundation stone of a permanent one-stop centre for women in distress by violence both in private and public places under Social Welfare Department at Sonai Road, Silchar on Monday.
Speaking on the occasion, MP Dr. Roy said, "There is a need for the construction of a permanent building for the one stop centre as women and children under the age of 18 are prone to being the victims of violence and this group is to be rescued and given shelter."
"Specially after the Nirbhaya incident, the present government has planned for a shelter which will work under the district administration and furthermore amendments will be made in the coming days," mentioned Dr Roy.
While elaborating on the government's policy on crime against women, MP Dr Roy said, "Our government is keen on social security of the women. To minimize the issues of crime against women, government of India has set up a department headed by Minister of Women and Child Development, Government of India, Smriti Irani. In addition to that, new laws are also being formulated in the Parliament which are to be implemented soon."
MP Dr Roy further emphasized on the need for constructing a boundary wall, parking space in the building and stressed on the need for awareness amongst the public and media about the one stop centre. Cachar Deputy Commissioner, Keerthi Jalli also spoke on the occasion, stated a press release.