Ranjana Kumari, director, Centre for Social Research
The bill introduces rehabilitation as victims’ right. it is a very positive step, and i appreciate it. So far neither rehabilitation nor preven- tion or protection has been introduced by any government. This bill gives teeth for protection and prevention legislature.
But i do not agree with the idea of community-based shelter homes. let the shelter homes be the responsibility of the centre or state governments, not some ngo. community-based shelter homes run with political connections and lead to incidents like those in muzaffarpur and deoria.”