Guj gets highest distress calls
NEW DELHI: Over four lakh women in Gujarat called on government’s women helpline number 180 in the last three years. Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh received maximum number of complaints by women at government One Stop Centres (OSCS) with 26,884 and 21,747 complaints, respectively.
According to Union women and child development ministry’s data till November 2018, 193,527 OSC cases in total have been registered, while 2,023,111 effective calls on government’s women helpline number were registered since 2015 across all states and Union territories.
The OSCS are intended to support women affected by violence, in private and public spaces, within the family, community and at workplace. Women facing physical, sexual, emotional, psychological and economic abuse are facilitated with support and redressal at these centres.“The ministry has sanctioned over 600 OSCS till now, of which 232 are operational so far. The Prime Minister had said there should be one in all 718 districts of India,” said Rakesh Srivastava, secretary, WCD ministry. ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said he has asked the government to ascertain the status of the 2008 Mumbai attacks case as it is in Pakistan’s interest to resolve the matter.
India repeated its calls for the prosecution of the masterminds and facilitators of the attacks on the 10th anniversary of the carnage blamed on the Lashkar-etaiba (LET) saying Pakistan had shown “little sincerity in bringing the perpetrators to justice”.
“We also want something done about the bombers of Mumbai. I have asked our government to find out the status of the case.
Resolving that case is in our interest because it was an act of terrorism,” Khan said in an interview with The Washington Post. wthe trial in a Pakistani anti-terrorism court of seven suspects, including LET operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, has stalled and Pakistani officials have said more evidence is needed from India to take things forward. India has insisted that there is sufficient proof to prosecute the suspects.
Khan, who spoke about Pakistan taking two steps for peace for every step taken by India in his first speech after his party won the general election in July, referred to the reasons why he believes his peace overtures had been rejected by New Delhi.
“I know, because India has elections coming up. The ruling party has an anti-muslim, antipakistan approach.
They rebuffed all my overtures,”