Punjab’s Women Commission on Tuesday announced organize courts in every district and will spread to start awareness campaign to aware women about their rights from next month all over the state.
Punjab Women Commission Chairperson Paramjit Kaur Landran said that the commission will organize seminars, presentations and women courts at block, district and state level to provide speedy justice to women.
“Very soon women commission will hold courts in every district to provide justice to women at their doorsteps and in this process border and backward areas will be covered on priority,” Landran said.
Paramjit Kaur said that courts are being held at women commission office on every Tuesday and Thursday to redress complaints of women seeking justice.
“From February 19 to June 6, 2013, women commission received 394 complaints out of which 59 have been settled in one or two sittings by reconciling both parties at mutual level. While, In some cases both the parties are summoned again to appear before the commission to settle their disputes and other cases have been sent to the various levels for further investigation,” Kaur said.
“Our first priority is to settle women dispute case by convincing both parties for mutual settlement and being from law background it helps,” she said, adding that she recently visited SSP offices of Sri Fatehgarh Sahib, Patiala and Police Commissioner Ludhiana to personally examine the performance of police in handling women cases.
Further, the women commission also visited Ludhiana Jail to review the condition and facilities provided to the women prisoners. She observed that all cases regarding women should be handled only by the women lady officers so that such cases could be handled properly.
Paramjit Kaur said that soon women commission is going to hold meeting with the Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and they will ask him to instruct Senior Police officers to personally reinvestigate cases sent by women commission for reinvestigation rather marking these files to junior officers.
“Delay in sending reply by the police department won’t be tolerated and women commission would write to the home department for action against the Police officers for delaying reply,” she added.