State women commission hears 20 cases in Bilaspur

State women commission hears 20 cases in Bilaspur

Raipur: Chhattisgarh State Commission for Women Chairman, Dr Kiranmayee Nayak resolved many cases related to women harassment in public hearing on her visit to Bilaspur on Thursday. 

As many as 20 cases were kept in the hearing in which 7 cases were resolved on the spot. Further hearing of cases will be held on Friday. Nayak advised women to refrain from presenting false cases saying that they will not get any benefit by misusing laws.

Most of the cases heard today were related to assault, mental harassment, harassment at workplace, dowry harassment, torture and physical harrasment. An applicant, a resident of Maharana Pratap Chowk Bilaspur, had complained against her mother-in-law in front of the commission that her husband as well as her maternal relatives were being threatened by her in-laws. Her father in law present in the hearing said that he had evicted his son from the property in the year 2013 itself. However both the husband and wife enter the house forcibly.

The chairman of the commission heard the matter seriously and, taking a decision on it, directed to disband the case. Because in this case an attempt was made to relate to false complaint and pressure. In one case there is a possibility of reconciliation between the husband and wife, which will be resolved by putting the matter again before the Commission tomorrow.

Similarly, in another case, a resident of Ashok Nagar Sarakanda, pleaded before the commission that her husband harasses her mentally and physically. In-laws also support her husband, due to which she is separated with her son. She should be provided with maintenance and proper rights to her husband and action should also be taken against her in-laws. In this case, the applicant was absent in the hearing, so the Chairman of the Commission, has instructed the authorities concerned to ensure presence of applicant.