Bhopal: Cong leader skips public hearing of State Women’s Commission

Staff ReporterUpdated: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 12:54 AM IST
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Bhopal: The state vice-president of PCC, Govind Singh Rajput skipped public hearing of State Women’s Commission on Thursday. The Commission, taking suo motu cognizance of the Rajput’s indecent remark against BJP MLA Parul Sahu, had summoned him to appear before it. It was the first hearing of the year and last hearing of the chairperson of the Women commission Lata Wankhede. Her tenure will be end on January 20 this year.

Total 51 cases including 13 cases of domestic violence, 10 of departmental and workplace harassment, five of dowry and rape were listed in the hearing. Of them 33 were heard and 12 were disposed of. One- year-old case of Purnima Bhattacharya, former grade 3 employee of AIIMS, was disposed of when AIIMS’s official Vishal Gupta asked forgiveness to her before all in the hearing. Bhattacharya alleged that she and her husband had to leave job due to tension created by Gupta. She also suffered miscarriage due to this. Another case of Suresh Ahirwar SDO, forest department was also solved when he agreed not to give talaq to his wife.

The chairperson of the commission Lata Wankhede said that three estranged couples have agreed to try for compromise the case. Of them one case was of Manoram Verma who filed complaint against her husband Nitin Verma.

Manoram Verma who hails from Indore alleged that her husband who is working as civil engineer at Devalpur went in for second married without giving talaq to her. “I came to know about this fact three year back but he had been relation with that woman for 17 years. When I asked, he tried to hide and started torturing me. We also filed petition for talaq one-and-an-half year. But when he saw his job is in danger, he wants to compromise and is ready to live with us.” She further said that “Now I don’t want to live with him because I am scared he may harm me and my 8-year-old son.”

“Sanitary pads should be free from GST”

On being asked about GST on sanitary pad and ban on movie ‘movie ‘Padmavat’, chairperson of the Women commission Lata Wankhede said, “Sanitary pads should be free from GST because it is related to women’s health. We have written a letter to chief minister regarding this recently.” “If any movie hurt the sentiments of women it should not be released. So, ‘Padmawat’ should not be released in the state,” she said.

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