ASCW Chairperson Holds Review Meeting In Kokrajhar


Kokrajhar, February 9: Assam State Commission for Women (ASCW) chairperson Dr. Hemoprova Barthakur, chairperson along with member Lucky Gogoi today visited Kokrajhar and held a review meeting on the rising trends of crime against women with the District Women’s Cell, Kokrajhar in the conference hall of Deputy commissioner’s office.

In the meeting, a power point presentation was presented by the Kokrajhar District Women’s Cell whereby a commitment to eradicate the menace of crime against women and various activities so far undertaken in the district were highlighted.

The chairperson expressed her satisfaction with the activities and strategies being undertaken by the District Women’s Cell with regards to crimes and violence against women, but she still insisted them to strengthen the cell by involving more social workers and NGOs in the cell and to enhance its activities at rural areas by forming more cells in the Sub-Division and Block level too.

Highlighting the roles of every stakeholders like government departments, agencies, judiciary, police, social activists, NGOs and others for ensuring the victims of violence are provided timely protection, medical aid besides falicitating their dignified rehabilitation, she asked the members present to perform their duties with commitment and determination. She also emphasized on the need for a comprehensive mechanism in order to safeguard the womenfolk and suggested the district cell to intensify awareness programme in collaboration with district social welfare department.

Asking to hold meeting of District Women’s Cell once in a month, she requested them to be always alert and focused at their work to provide services to the victimed women.

The chairperson also heard the problems faced by the members present in performing their duties during the meeting.

Responding affirmatively to the suggestion put forward by the Chairperson of Assam State Commission for Women, Varnali Deka, Deputy Commissioner and Chairperson of District Women’s Cell, Kokrajhar had assured that they would do the rest works to strengthen the District Women’s cell so as to enhance their activities, within a short period.

Kokrajhar Superintendent of Police Pratik V. Thube, Additional Deputy Commissioner Pradip Kumar Gupta, Assistant Commissioner and Member Secretary of District Women’s Cell Rima Trishna Haloi along with members of the District Women’s cell were present at the meeting.