Ci­ti­zens meet to form draft of sug­ges­tions

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - FRONT PAGE - Pallavi Smart

More than 100 peo­ple, in­clud­ing ci­ti­zens and Twit­ter ac­tivists, gath­ered at Band­stand in Ban­dra on Satur­day evening to dis­cuss the causes and reme­dies re­gard­ing the es­ca­lat­ing crimes against women. The meet­ing started at 4.30pm and went on for over an hour. Sug­ges­tions that were given by the ci­ti­zens dur­ing the dis­cus­sion are go­ing to be com­piled into a draft that will be submitted to the Jus­tice Verma com­mit­tee, which was con­sti­tuted to look into pos­si­ble amend­ments in the law. Sug­ges­tions in­cluded sex ed­u­ca­tion from an early age in all schools, en­cour­age­ment of gen­der equal­ity, func­tional street lights in the night and so on.

Nitin Nair, one of the par­tic­i­pants, said, “Be­fore the buzz dies down, it is im­por­tant to take it for­ward or it will be re­duced to just an­other dis­cus­sion. Since we have an op­por­tu­nity now to voice our views, ev­ery in­tel- lec­tual cit­i­zen should come for­ward.” He added that the points com­piled would be put up on a Face­book group that they would start.

“A copy of the draft will also be sent to MLAs of dif­fer­ent lo­cal­i­ties so that some of the sug­ges­tions can be im­ple­mented at the lo­cal level to en­sure women safety,” added Nair.

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