Approached for comments, Maneka told reporters outside Parliament, “I am not even answering things like this.”
According to the complainant, the police initially refused to file a case. Animal rights activists, who had gathered at the police station, called Maneka and informed her about the incident.
Under the proposed law, any juvenile aged between 16 and 18 will stay in a borstal, till the age of 21.
“But mine was not a policy statement…that was my suggestion,” she said.
The minister said that the contract to sterilise 5,000 stray dogs in Patiala was given to the NGO without floating any tender.
The pet shop owners were found selling scheduled drugs which cannot be sold without prescriptions from vets.
Objects to practice of sacrifice by Gorkha unit, airdropping of animals.
Maneka Gandhi said she along with Health Minister J P Nadda planned to approach the Finance Minister for more funds.
Employers will be liable to pay a fine of Rs 50,000 for failing to implement the provisions of the law dealing with sexual harassment of women at workplace.
In 2011, cases of atrocities reported against women were 2,28,650, going up to 2,44,270 in 2012 and 3,09,546 in 2013.
The government’s ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ initiative was launched after realising the need for urgent action, she said.
Gandhi said the government is very strict on the issue of sex-related crimes against women.
The WCD Ministry apparently is waiting for a nod from the Prime Minister’s Office to appoint the members.
He tried for a government job but everywhere, he says, was asked for a bribe of at least Rs 1 lakh.
She was addressing ‘India towards Sustainable Fashion 2020′.