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Women also to be blamed: Rashmi Kakati

By Correspondent

UDALGURI, June 18 - �Women too are to be blamed for women-related violence in India. There are dozens of instances where we have found a section of women always engaged in human trafficking, flesh trade etc., which are to be dealt with a firm hand.� This was said by Rashmi Kakati, general secretary of the Central Women Committee, a national-level organisation of women working for the uplift of the underprivileged women of the society since its inception way back in 2000.

While talking to this correspondent here at Udalguri on Friday, Kakati observed that there were so many cases found by her while travelling across the country where a section of women were found guilty in women-related violence. She cited examples of the practice of witch hunting and dowry cases where she found a section of women having close links with the violence where women are victimised. �Men too are found to be tortured by women and our organisation has dealt with such cases impartially and has been able to settle 326 such cases till date,� she claimed. When asked how she settled the cases, Kakati said that their organisation studies the cases seriously and settles them with compromises without the help of court and police which is also supported by the two rival parties.

Replying to a query related to her experience while settling such cases here at Udalguri, Kakati appreciated the people of Udalguri for their confidence in the organisation and termed the women of Udalguri as responsive, quick and smart in their manner irrespective of caste, creed and religion and with their active cooperation, she has settled seven cases till date in Udalguri region. She was here very recently with her team to make peaceful settlement of women-related cases without moving the court and police.

It is to be noted that Rashmi Kakati was honoured with a national award by the President of India in New Delhi for her outstanding social services on April 12 last. Till date, she has travelled across the country and settled cases related to women-related violence including insurgency-infested regions of Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, NC Hills, Kokrajhar and Baksa districts of Assam.

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