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Civil society groups submit memo to CM

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GUWAHATI, July 22 � Representatives of civil society organisations, North East Network, Assam Mahila Sangha, Action Aid, Pragatishil Nari Santha, Young Women Christian Association and Shishu Sarothi recently met Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi and submitted a memorandum to him concerning the molestation of�the girl that took place at GS road on the night of� July 9.�

The issues raised were about speedy justice to the victim including victim-protection. The delegation highlighted the challenge of ensuring safety of women in public spaces. The national campaign�on the Criminal Amendment bill, 2010 was shared with the Chief Minister.

The delegation further demanded that the government should stand for the rights of women and send out messages through its public statements. The team also demanded for a gender sensitive enforcement�agency.

The memorandum was endorsed by� North East Network, Anwesha, Action Aid, Pragatishil Nari Santha, Assam Mahila Samata Society, Assam Mahila Sangha, Eastern India Women�s Association, Young Women�s Christian Association, Jonaki Baat, Foundation for Social Transformation, Purba Bharati Trust, �Rashtriya Gramin�Vikas Nidhi, Sishu Sarothi.,� Snehalaya, TISS �NE, WinG Assam and Dr Rakhee Kalita, according to an official release.

Another memorandum on behalf of�The Citizens� Collective against Sexual Assault (CCSA), New Delhi was also handed over to the Chief Minister.

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Civil society groups submit memo to CM

GUWAHATI, July 22 � Representatives of civil society organisations, North East Network, Assam Mahila Sangha, Action Aid, Pragatishil Nari Santha, Young Women Christian Association and Shishu Sarothi recently met Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi and submitted a memorandum to him concerning the molestation of�the girl that took place at GS road on the night of� July 9.�

The issues raised were about speedy justice to the victim including victim-protection. The delegation highlighted the challenge of ensuring safety of women in public spaces. The national campaign�on the Criminal Amendment bill, 2010 was shared with the Chief Minister.

The delegation further demanded that the government should stand for the rights of women and send out messages through its public statements. The team also demanded for a gender sensitive enforcement�agency.

The memorandum was endorsed by� North East Network, Anwesha, Action Aid, Pragatishil Nari Santha, Assam Mahila Samata Society, Assam Mahila Sangha, Eastern India Women�s Association, Young Women�s Christian Association, Jonaki Baat, Foundation for Social Transformation, Purba Bharati Trust, �Rashtriya Gramin�Vikas Nidhi, Sishu Sarothi.,� Snehalaya, TISS �NE, WinG Assam and Dr Rakhee Kalita, according to an official release.

Another memorandum on behalf of�The Citizens� Collective against Sexual Assault (CCSA), New Delhi was also handed over to the Chief Minister.

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