Hyderabad: To commemorate the Centenary Year of the International Women’s Day, the State Committee of the All India Mahila Samskrutika Sangham will be organising several programmes on March 8 here.
Speaking to the media here on Tuesday, the State secretary, Ms Prameela, said that they would take out a women’s rally at 11 am from the Sundaraiah Vignana Kendram to the Indira Park on that day. The noted writer, Ms Abburi Chaya Devi will flag-off the rally at the SVK. It will be followed by a public meeting at Indira Park at 12.30 pm. The State president of the A.I.M.S.S, Ms G. Lalitha, will preside over the meeting and the State secretary of the S.U.C.I (C), Mr K Sridhar will address the gathering as the main speaker.
In the evening, cultural programmes will be held at Ravindra Bharati from 5.30 pm. The popular senior journalist and former president of the Official Language Commission, Mr A B K Prasad, will inaugurate the event and the State secretary of A.I.M.S.S, Ms Ch. Prameela, will preside over it.
Speaking to the media here on Tuesday, Ms Prameela said that even after 100 years, there was no respite for women from violence and atrocities being committed against them. In the State, women were becoming increasingly prone to acid attacks, kidnappings, oppression, rape instances, drug addiction and dowry harassment. The Micro Financial Institutions in the State were harassing women demanding repayment of loans with exorbitant interest rates. She also said that obscene literature and advertisements were vitiating morality in the society.
Ms Prameela demanded that effective steps should be taken like awarding stringent punishment and expediting prosecution of cases within six months after registering them to check growing crime against women.
All kinds of propagation of obscenity in films, literature, media and cyber café should be banned. Trafficking and sex-tourism involving women should be checked effectively. She also demanded a ban on sale and supply of liquor and narcotic drugs. Effective steps should be evolved to check female and infanticide, she added.
Ms Prameela also demanded that the idea of introducing sex education in educational institutions should be withdrawn. The education and employment opportunities should be guaranteed to women and the prices of essential commodities should be brought under control and strengthen the public distribution system.
The State Committee members, Ms E Hemalatha, Ms Himavathi and Ms N Sailaja, were also present. (NSS)