GUWAHATI, April 9 - The Society for Protection of Rights and Honour of Women, Assam, at its inaugural meeting held at the Guwahati Press Club here on Friday, appealed to the conscious section of people to set up similar organisations in every subdivision in order to secure for the women of Assam a decent, honourable and safe life in the State.
Manju Dutta Barua, while explaining the purpose of the society, stressed the need for a concerted endeavour to secure for women, especially girl students and young ladies, protection from miscreants and misguided youths.
DN Chakravartty, in his presidential address, said that India had down the centuries been setting up a noble ideal of treating women as mothers and giving them full protection against the ugly designs of the criminals of society.
Dr Banikanta Sarma, Dr Rohini Kumar Baruah, Dr Konika Barkakati, Jogabrata Dutta and Bijuli Sarma, while participating in the discussion, said that while the police machinery should be more responsive and efficient in tackling problems of molestation, besides kidnapping and such other regular offences. Further, they should be specially trained to deal effectively with the rising problem of heinous crimes against women.
The Railways and other transport authorities should also devise more pragmatic and effective measures in order to prevent recurrence of incidents of molestation and rape of women in various modes of mass public transit systems, as such cases have assumed alarming proportions in recent times.