KOCHI: Women are insecure in the state, Kerala State Women’s Commission member and CPM leader Meenakshi Thampan has said.
She was talking on the sidelines of the mega adalat conducted by the Kerala Women’s Commission in Kochi on Saturday.
Her remark came as a reply to a query regarding the incident which resulted in the tragic death of Soumya.
“The Railways reacted to the incident only after a few days and even termed it as an incident which happened owing to the carelessness of women. It shows the irresponsibility of the Railways, which gives no consideration to the safety of women passengers,” she said.
The mega adalat settled nearly 87 cases. The types of cases included cheating, economic help, use of abusive language, beating, sexual harassment, harassment at work place, harassment of women, neighbour’s nuisance, threat to life, property-related issues, dowry harassment, domestic violence and family problems. The maximum number of cases were filed under the category of family problems. Next came ‘threat to life’.
In the adalat held in January, of the 200 cases, 62 were settled on the spot by referring to the Women’s Cell, police station and the departments concerned.