While the couples were adamant to get separated,their children made efforts to keep them united. This was the scene seen in Sangrur,where around 90 cases of marital disputes had been reported from Bathinda,Barnala,Mansa and Sangrur. Paramjeet Kaur Ladran,Chairperson of Punjab Women Commission,who was listening to both parties,was able to settle only nine cases.
In one of the cases,a couple had come with their 25-year-old daughter from Mansa and the daughter asked the chairperson if she could help them reach a compromise. However,an agreement could not be reached on Friday and Ladran asked them to come on another day,as the woman was adamant to divorce her husband. Similar was a case from Bathinda where a couple had come with their teenage child,who also wanted her parents to stay together.
Ladran told that a majority of the cases pertained to domestic violence and dowry,apart from rape and property dispute. She called for self defence courses at schools and colleges,especially for girls. She said that the commission would organise camps at schools and colleges to make girls aware of their rights.