KARIMNAGAR: Additional Collector (local bodies) Garima Agarwal has instructed the officials concerned to take all necessary measures to curb the crime against women with an iron hand by coordinating with all departments.
Participating in the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women organised by the district women, children, disabled and senior citizens department in Karimnagar town on November 25, 2022, Ms Agarwal expressed concern over increasing incidents of crime against girls and women in spite of organising awareness programmes. She said that violence is inflicted on a woman in various ways throughout her life in fact even before she is born – in the form of prenatal sex selection and female foeticide, followed by child marriage, forced marriage, dowry-related violence, sexual harassment etc.
Stressing the need for coordination among police and legal departments to check crime against girls and women, she directed the district welfare officer to strictly enforce the Domestic violence Act. She also informed the officials to conduct awareness programmes for boys along with girls in all educational institutions to check crime against girls and women.
She also informed the police authorities to intensify the SHE team operations in all public places such as bus stands, markets etc. DWO K Sabitha, Sakhi one-stop centre Administrator D Lakshmi, CWC chairperson Dhanalaxmi, DMHO Dr Zuveria, DRDA project director Srilatha, MEPMA PD Ravinder, ACPs Madanlal and Madhavi, CDPOs Kasturi and Uma Rani, NYK coordinator Rambabu, K Roopa Rani and others were also present.