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Virbhadra Singh inaugurates 'One Stop Centre' for assistance of victimized women

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Shimla , 26 Sep 2017

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today inaugurated 'One Stop Centre' at Solan through video-conferencing from Shimla to facilitate women victims of society in one manner or the other. The One Stop centre will provide  assistance to women, irrespective of the age group, who were mentally and physically tortured either or victims of atrocities of domestic violence, trafficking, sexual harassment, depression or were forcefully subjected to black magic etc. Even if any NGO approaches the centre, all the possible assistance would be provided to redress the grievances of such  women under one roof.The Chief Minister while appreciating such efforts said that the women were the pillars of the society and it was the moral duty to give them respect and honour, they deserve. He said that the opening of One Stop centre was a welcome step and more such centers were required to be opened in other districts as well though in the first phase three such centre's were proposed to be set up at Solan, Kangra and in Mandi district. The left out centers will be opened soon in Kangra and Mandi, he said.The Chief Minister said that the expenses to run the centers in a befitting manner would be borne by the state government.There is also a provision to make women victims of atrocities to stay in the centre for a week or so and if they think they were not safe at home, the victimized will be sent to Nari Seva Sadan, Mashobra, stated Mansi Sahai Thakur, Director, Social Welfare, Justice, and Empowerment department. The inmates of One Stop centre will also be provided legal aid, counseling etc.She said that there is also a provision of security guards in the centre. Apart from this the services of  Para-Medical staff, police facilitating officers, counselors, advocates will also be taken from time to time.Social justice and empowerment Minister, Dr. Col. Dhani Ram Shandil, thanked the Chief Minister for dedicating the ambitious project for women in Solan.

 

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