Government to take up zero tolerance policy towards violence against womenby The Daily Eye Team June 10 2014, 12:05 pm Estimated Reading Time: 1 min, 0 secs
Amid public outrage over gang rape and murder of two girls in north Indian state Uttar Pradesh, the Narendra Modi government Monday vowed “zero tolerance” policy towards violence against women, reform of criminal justice system, and simpler, quicker and more effective delivery of justice. It also promised to launch a mass campaign for saving the girl child and enabling her education under the ‘Beti Bachao – Beti Padhao’ (save daughter, educate daughter) besides a resolve to provide them 33 per cent reservation to women in Parliament and state assemblies. “In the recent past, the country has witnessed some gruesome incidents of violence against women.
The government will have a policy of zero tolerance for violence against women and will strengthen the criminal justice system for its effective implementation,” President Pranab Mukherjee said in his address to the Joint Sitting of Parliament which outlined the vision of the new government of Narendra Modi. He did not go into the specifics but was clearly referring to the incident of Badaun in UP where two young girls were gangraped and then killed recently. There have been a number of other incidents of crime against women