Rise in love jihad cases, says National Commission for Women

Rekha Sharma

Delhi: Chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW) Rekha Sharma has called on Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari in Mumbai and discussed issues related to women in the state, including ‘rising cases of Love Jihad’.

She told told the Governor there was a rise in cases of ‘Love Jihad’ in the state and highlighted the distinction between consensual inter-faith marriages and Love Jihad, stating that the latter required attention, a statement issued by the NCW said.

The NCW tweeted a picture of the meeting and said that they discussed issues related to women safety in the state, including defunct onestop centres, molestation and rape of women patients at Covid care centres and the rise in love jihad cases.

In her earlier meetings with senior functionaries, including State Chief Secretary and Mumbai Police Commissioner, Sharma raised concern over the posts of chairperson and members of the state women’s commission lying vacant and the need to fill them urgently as nearly 4,000 cases are not being attended to and redressed.

The NCW Chairperson also conveyed her concerns over the security system in Covid hospitals to the state chief secretary. “Patients and doctors are becoming a victim of sexual assault in hospitals. CCTV cameras should be installed in hospitals,” she said.


NT Bureau