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Mega cities may turn dangerous place for women, says Parl panel:

Against the backdrop of gruesome rape of a young Delhi girl in a moving bus, a Parliamentary panel has warned that mega cities could become a ‘dangerous place’ for women and children if government does not take measures in right earnest.

The Committee on Empowerment of Women said the mega cities are turning ‘safe havens’ for criminals despite having the modern police apparatus and suggested that there is a need for sincere effort to overhaul the ‘tattered policing system’ in the country with an aim of giving it a human face.

The panel headed by Rajkumari Ratna Singh urged the government to set up an expert group to study the challenges faced in the form of increasing crime against women and children in mega cities and suggest ‘practical solutions’ in tune with the needs of 21st century.

Even now, the panel said, the spate of crimes against women in mega cities has not been contained and cases of rape, molestation, abduction of women and children etc. have become a ‘daily, shameful affair’.

‘The Committee are apprehensive that if effective measures are not initiated in the right earnest, all these mega cities would become a dangerous place for women and children,’ it said.


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