Retd Commodore demands strict laws to stop atrocities against women

*Supports CBI enquiry demand in Rasana case
Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr 16: Retired Commodore DS Sodhi today demanded stringent laws to stop the atrocities against women. He also supported the demand of CBI enquiry in the Rasana rape and murder case.
“If a large number of people and social/political organizations are demanding CBI enquiry into the Rasana rape and murder case, then CBI enquiry should be conducted”, he said this while talking to media persons, here this afternoon.
Retired Commodore, who is also author of the book “Woman of Substantial Character”, highlighted several issues, which are threatening the social fabric of society, stating that these social evils are so numerous that one shudders to think of them.
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“Evil practices like demand and acceptance of the most deep rooted evil dowry and domestic violence are matters of serious concern”, he stated.
Sodhi said that similarly, female infanticide and discrimination towards a girl child are the most shameful social evils prevalent even now in India, adding that saints and social reformers fought against such evils.
“Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India had said ‘You can tell the condition of the nation by looking at the status of its women’ and similarly ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ Abhiyan launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a testimony to the fact that injustice is still being done to the girl child. This slogan directly reflects the need not only to save the girl child but also to educate her”, he asserted.
Commodore also raised the issue of functioning of State Women’s Commission particularly with regard to discrimination and atrocities against women and urged the Government to check the working of the Commission.
He also requested NGOs, other organizations as well as Rotary Clubs of Jammu and Kashmir to come forward and work towards spreading awareness for eradication of the malaise of crimes against women and other social evils.
Among others present were Mehak Kaur Sodhi, Robin Singh Mehra and Sanjeev Vaid, Past President, Rotary Club of Jammu City.