‘Wake Up’ call to check crime against women

January 12th, 2009 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan SinghNew Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Shocked over the rape of a management student in Noida, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has decided to a launch a campaign called ‘Wake Up’ to sensitise people about crimes against women in the National Capital Region (NCR). The campaign will spread awareness about increasing incidents of rape, harassment and other crimes against women.

“It was shocking to hear about the Noida rape case. I think we need to sensitise people about violence against women,” NCW member Neeva Knowar told IANS.

Gursharan Kaur, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s wife, is likely to launch the campaign from the lawns of India Gate Jan 16.

“We have tied up with several schools, NGOs and other organisations to spread awareness about violence against women,” Konwar said.

A team of the NCW visited Noida last week to enquire into the incident.

The victim, a management student from south Delhi, had gone with her friend Amit Pawar to the Great Indian Place Mall in Sector 18 market Jan 5.

According to the police, the girl and her friend in their WagonR car were returning to their homes in Delhi when around 10 men intercepted them. They raped the girl after thrashing Pawar.

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