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Short-stay homes for victimized women need of the hour: Kalyani Sharan

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Jamshedpur, Aug. 30: The Jharkhand State Commission for Women on Wednesday held an open court to settle cases related to domestic violence, and property disputes.

Held at the Circuit House the court was presided over by the chairperson, Kalyani Sharan. The open court that would continue till tomorrow and expected to hear 72 cases involving women related problems.

Panel comprising Sharan along with other members of the commission- Sharmila Soren, Aarti Rana Renu Devi, Poonam Prakash, and under secretary, Chandrashekhar Jha disposed-off more than 30 cases.

The last open court of the women’s commission was organised in East Singhbhum district in 2014.

Sharan said that the JSWC will also organise an open court in neighbouring districts of Seraikela-Kharswan and West Singhbhum in early September.

Jharkhand state women commission has reiterated the need to set up short-stay homes for victimised women across the State.

Talking to the media during the sidelines of Open Court she said, “We want such homes to come up to deal with the situation. We have already sent a proposal to the state government for construction of short-stay home for victimized women across Jharkhand. The Government must take initiative,” the chairperson added.

Women stay in the home temporarily and in the meanwhile, efforts are made by to re-unite them with their families. If the family reunion efforts failed, the women would be made financially-independent,

Sharan said today the meeting look into the various crimes against women, including rape, especially involving minors. The women’s commission head said the unprecedented rise in crimes against women and minors in the state was a matter of concern. Besides the stigma attached to rape, the delay in getting justice for the victims because of faulty police investigations was also a matter of concern.

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