Rajeev Chandrasekhar, MP Gives Award To Baby Muskan
Author(s): City Air NewsMP Rajeev Chandrasekhar awards Baby Muskan at DCW event. Speaks At The Delhi Commission For Women First Annual Awards Ceremony New Delhi, March 8, 2016: Leading the Cause of Child Sexual Abuse in his campaign Protect...
Speaks At The Delhi Commission For Women First Annual Awards Ceremony
New Delhi, March 8, 2016: Leading the Cause of Child Sexual Abuse in his campaign Protect our Children , MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar today Awarded 10 year old Baby Muskan, a brave girl who saved another girl from getting sexually assaulted and abused at an event organised by Delhi Commission for Women in the National Capital today.
The Event was organised by Delhi Commission for Women on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
Speaking at the Event Mr. Chandrasekhar said “The narrative of violence against women in India, fortunately or unfortunately, tends to be constructed from a pre and post December 2012, Delhi Gangrape lens. Post-December 2012, I have found that the number of crimes registered against women has risen. This is a result of two processes: increased reporting due to heightened public awareness, and changes in the law that make it an offense for the police not to record a crime when reported. However, attitudes in society have not changed – something evidenced in the continuing crimes against women, and even sexual crimes against the children in our society”
Quoting available data on the Internet he said “Seeing available data from the NCRB would certainly lead to this conclusion. Between 1971 and 2013, reported rapes grew at the rate of 5.6% per year. Between 1988 and 2013, cases of kidnapping and abduction of women grew by 3.8% per year. Between 1995 and 2013, cases of cruelty by husbands and relatives and dowry deaths increased at the rate of 6.8% per year. Cases of molestation and eve-teasing increased at the rate of 3.2% per year during the same period between 1995 and 2013.”
Conclusively , he said while addressing the huge gathering at the event “It is for us to remind ourselves that we have still a far distance to travel before we can deliver to women and children of our country, a country that is worthy of them. Today as we hear and celebrate these women achievers with the conviction that more and more women will shine and excel, it’s also necessary to dig down and fight to ensure that this becomes the norm and not the exception in coming years for future generations of girl children.”