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Special units for crime against women


The Odisha Government will build specialized units to probe the crime against women. As per the report of a leading english daily , in 2014 about 2,011 rape cases were registered in the state against 1,832 in 2013, 1,458 cases in 2012 and 1,112 cases in 2011.While this year about 241 rape cases has been already registered .

Initially, these will come up in Bhubaneswar, Balasore, Rourkela, Berhampur, Sambalpur, Mayurbhanj and Angul police districts. The special units would investigate cases related to rape, dowry deaths, acid attacks and trafficking of women, official sources said.The government also focused on the development of basic amenities for women on highways, bus stops and roadside petrol pumps.To check crime against girls, the state government on Saturday emphasized on universal registration of marriages at the block and gram panchayat level.

“In urban areas, we would execute it through urban local bodies, but it would be a challenge to ensure 100% registration at the gram panchayat and block levels. The collectors have been asked to ensure it,” said an officer after a review meeting headed by chief secretary G C Pati. Nayagarh district, which has been included in the Centre’s girl child security campaign, ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’, will get central assistance of Rs 1 crore every year.

“To check the sex ratio, the campaign will be intensified from November. An assessment will be made in March regarding the progress of the programme. If it becomes fruitful, then the drive might be extended to other districts,” said additional district magistrate (Nayagarh) Rabindra Sahoo after the meeting headed by chief secretary G C Pati.

According to 2011 census, Nayagarh has sex ratio of 916 against national average of 940.

News Courtesy :  The Times of India