India's States Take Action Against Domestic Violence

Date 2001/3/5 22:46:02 | Topic: Hindu Press International


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RAJASTHAN, INDIA, March 5, 2001: In a path-breaking initiative, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has ordered a change in the service rules so that action can be taken against male employees of the government who beat and harass their wives. Similarly, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has also ordered an assessment of the extent of sexual harassment in the state secretariat, following media reports of atrocities against women in the secretariat.







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