8 care centres opened for women in distress

Lieutenant-Governor Tejendra Khanna on Friday announced the opening of eight reception-cum-care centres to provide temporary accommodation to women in distress.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: June 22, 2013 1:24:41 am

Lieutenant-Governor Tejendra Khanna on Friday announced the opening of eight reception-cum-care centres to provide temporary accommodation to women in distress.

At the third quarterly meeting to review issues related to the safety and security of women in Delhi,in the aftermath of the December 16 gangrape case,Khanna said these care centres would be opened by the Delhi Police to provide temporary — short- and mid-term — accommodation to women in distress in eight DDA flats leased out for the purpose.

As the chairman of the DDA,Khanna proposed and authorised the creation of these centres to help women in need,“so that they could be lodged in these centres,which will be managed and run by the National Commission for Women in partnership with other NGOs”,a statement issued by the L-G office said.

The women’s organisations at the meeting also demanded that coordination meetings,which are supposed to be held at each of the 161 police stations in the city over women’s safety,be held regularly to improve the system.

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