State Times News KATRA: The Gender Sensitisation Committee Against Sexual Harassment (GSCASH) of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) organised an invited talk on ‘Women and Law’ to make aware the students, staff and faculty members of SMVD University and SMVD Narayana Nursing College on women’s legal rights in India. The guest speaker for the event was Swati Gupta, Sub Judge and Secretary, District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Samba. Speaking on the occasion the expert enlightened the participants on ten most basic legal rights of women. The talk dealt with marginality of women drawn out of statistical information, the kind of problems faced by women in cases of crime against women and types of legal remedies used to put such crimes to an end. The audience were made aware of different crimes, such as female feticide, rape, kidnapping, dowry deaths or attempts, torture both mental and physical, assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty, honour killings, and alike faced by both rural and urban women in India. Dr. Ratna Chandra, Chairperson, GSCASH (SMVDU) stressed upon the awareness of legal rights as the key to women empowerment. She pointed out the ignorant state of both educated and uneducated women towards their rights and urged that unless one knows their legal right, cannot fight for its implementation. The vote of thanks was presented by the member, GSCASH, Dr. Kamini and the event conducted by Supriya.
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