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Society must awake against sexual atrocities on women: Chandy

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Kozhikode: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday called upon people to fight the rising incidence of sexual violence and atrocities against women and children forgetting party affiliations.

Inaugurating a seminar on 'safety of women' organised by the Department of Social welfare, Chandy said laws alone will not be sufficient to counter such acts, but the society must awake and come forward against such ghastly acts.

The government was planning to set up Speed track courts to deal with such cases in the state, he said, adding government would hold discussion with the Kerala High Court Chief justice in this regard on January 19.

Government would also seek the permission of the court for using video conferencing facility to record statements from the victims, he said.

Kerala minister for panchayat and social welfare Dr M K Muneer said that government was planning to set up three speed track courts in the state after consultation.

Government would set up three shelter home at Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi in the state, he said.

Muneer said that his personnel opinion was that stringent laws like chemical castration should be given to the perpetrators of such crimes against the women and children.

PTI

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