NCW to seek footage of Andhra DGP’s press meet

HYDERABAD: The Salwar-Kameez storm raised by director-general of police V Dinesh Reddy refuses to die down. The National Commission for Women is going to write to the state government, a

Published: 11th January 2012 02:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:12 PM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The Salwar-Kameez storm raised by director-general of police V Dinesh Reddy refuses to die down.

The National Commission for Women is going to write to the state government, asking for the video footage of the press conference where he made the remark, the statements of two women IPS officers who claimed that the DGP's remarks had been twisted and for all that transpired after the remarks were made. ''We are writing to the chief secretary of Andhra Pradesh to provide us with all the material in the next two days. Once we analyse it, we will make appropriate recommendation on whether action needs to be taken against the DGP or not,'' commission's member-secretary Anita Agnihotri told Express.

According to her, the NCW has taken a strong view of the remarks made by the state police chief.

''We are analysing what was said at the press conference and what was said later. But we need to have a report from the government to proceed further,'' she said. NCW chairperson Mamata Sharma will write to Union home minister P Chidambaram shortly on the issue. The DGP had said that ''fashionable dresses like Salwar Kameez provoked rapes'' and added that the police had no control over such incidents.

Anita Agnihotri said that the bigger issue was the constitutional rights of women. ''The rights given to the woman in the country have to be protected,'' she said and added that they would go into minute details of what was the remark made by the DGP.

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