JORABAT, April 26 - In the backdrop of the rising incidents of rape, molestation and killing taking place across the country, an awareness meet on women�s safety was organised by the North East Girl Students� Association (NEGSA) at the Sonapur Higher Secondary School today.
Terming crimes against women a serious problem in society, Munmi Dutta, president of NEGSA, said that self-defence training on women�s safety would be provided in NEGSA�s training camps in the near future in order to make women and girls across the State confident enough to face the challenges head-on. Information about laws on women�s safety would also be provided in such camps, she said.
Principal of Sonapur HS School Juri Devi Goswami heaped praise on NEGSA for taking such an initiative and encouraged it to conduct such training programmes and egg on local people, too, to participate in them. It may be mentioned that NEGSA has been organising awareness meets on women�s safety in various areas of the State.
Apart from mediapersons, students and some dignitaries were also present at the meet to offer their support to association in this regard.
According to data presented by UTSAH (Universal Team for Social Action and Help) based on secondary analysis, 22 cases of rape and molestation have already been reported across Assam in the months of March and April.