KARNATAKA: Bangaluru AND Mangaluru: Women TARGETTED

We don’t want women engineers: corporators

       Bangalore: Where do working women leave their babies when they go to work? Some BBMP women officials carry their toddlers to their work place and that puts avoidable pressure.
Koramangala corporator BN Kokila has a problem with two women.

      In the council meeting on Tuesday, Kokila asked the mayor to change two women BBMP officials in her ward. “Both the junior health officer and senior health officer in my ward are women and they have little toddlers. They carry their children to the office and are hardly able to go around the ward unlike men who go around the the ward on their two-wheelers. Please transfer male officers to my ward,” she pleaded.

      When corporators laughed at her disparaging comments about women, Kokila angrily said, “It’s not a matter to be laughed at. I’m concerned about my ward,” she replied.
N Shantha Kumari, Moodala Palya corporator, also raised the same issue.

      “The lady health inspector in my ward recently delivered a baby. How can she go around the ward with her baby and check the garbage heaps? The mayor and commissioner must appoint a male official in my ward,” she said. Most environment engineers are young women, and they’re hardly able to get work done from solid waste management contractors, said Anil Kumar S, VV Puram corporator.

     OFFICER BEATEN UP

     Noor Jahan, corporator from Kushal Nagar, said the health officer in her ward was beaten up by the public for rising dengue cases. “If my ward is further neglected, we won’t be able to survive there,” she said.
Protest over BMTF

     BBMP engineers have taken exception to Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) police’s action against them, following complaints from people. They staged a protest at the BBMP headquarters on Tuesday morning. “Over 25 engineers are facing criminal cases filed by BMTF and 150 engineers have been slapped notices.

      We report to the commissioner and not to the BMTF. BMTF is misusing its powers,” said an officer-bearer of the BBMP employees’ association. The protest was called off after BBMP commissioner MK Shankarlinge Gowda assured the engineers that he would look into the issue.

MANGALURU

Gang could get away lightly

      Bangalore: The government is either yet to realize the gravity of the situation sparked by the Mangalore moral policemen or it’s dealing with it lightly to keep its hardliners happy. Whatever the reason, CM Jagadish Shettar and his men appear to have missed the outrage.

      Though there was a clamour in both Houses of legislature to book the mauraders under the Anti-Goonda Act, police invoked provisions of Indian Penal Code pertaining to dacoity, trespass and attempt to outrage the modesty of a woman. Chief minister Jagadish Shettar admitted that one of the victims was robbed of a gold chain and Rs 10,000.

     Legal experts say: “At most, these perpetrators may cool their heels in jail for next 2-3 months and walk out free on bail.”

     Shettar said he has given directions to the home department to initiate stern action against those responsible for the attack. Ashoka, replying to the issue, on Monday said: “Police booked cases of assault, molestation and dacoity that are serious in nature. What else do you expect us to do?”

    JD(S) leader M C Nanaiah expressed displeasure about the passive response of legislators from Dakshina Kannada district.

     He sought to know what they’d done to help the victims and to ensure tough action was taken against the accused.

One Response

  1. Dear sir
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