Women’s security is our priority, says Naveen

KalingaTV News Network

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has reiterated his claim of doing enough for women’s security, inclusive growth of the weaker sections along with check on Maoist activities in the state.

“The Law and order scenario in the state is by and large under control. It has rather improved in the past few years. The protection of women, children and weaker sections of the society is a priority of my government,” said Naveen while replying to an adjournment motion moved by Congress leader Tara Prasad Bahinipati in the Odisha Legislative Assembly on ‘growing crime against women and minors along with deteriorating law and order situation in the state.’

“Women’s desks have been opened in as many as 537 police stations in the state and 6 ‘Mahila Thanas’ (Women’s Police Station) have been set up for prompt registration of cases along with quick justice to the victims. As many as 943 cases of crime against women have been included under Red Flag category. Similarly, as many as 8118 missing children have been rescued through the ‘Muskan’ and ‘Operation Smile’ programs so far in the state,” informed the CM.

As per the data provided by Naveen in the House Maoist activities have completely ceased in as many as 6 districts of Odisha namely Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Gajapati, Jajpur, Dhenkanal with the Central Government declaring these districts as free from Left Wing Extremism (LWE) activities.

CM has urged upon the members of the Assembly to rise above politics and work for the betterment of the people.

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