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DLSA Budgam launches campaign against women harassment in public transport

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5th UN Global Road Safety Week-2019

BUDGAM, MAY 08: District Legal Service Authority (DLSA), Budgam in collaboration with ARTO Office Budgam today celebrated 5th UN Global Road Safety Week 2019 at District Court Complex Budgam.

On the occasion DLSA Budgam launched a campaign against women harassment in public transport. In this regard a daylong programme titled ‘Speak Up against Women Harassment in Public Transport’ was started.

The programme was presided over by Chairman DLSA Budgam, Principal District Session Judge Raja Shujaat Ali was held on the occasion. The programme was attended DLSA Secretary, Tabasum Qadir Parray , Munsif Judge Budgam, ARTO Budgam, Mubashir Jan, Dy. Sp Headquarter Feroz Yehya, Dy.SP Traffic Rural Baba, representatives from JKSRTC, Kashmir Road Safety Foundation, Sociokers Support Network and Sunrise in Kashmir, Bar members, senior and junior lawyers, teachers and students from different schools.

Chairman DLSA Budgam, Raja Shujaat Ali inaugurated 15 Legal Literacy Clubs and Road Safety Clubs at 15 educational institutions comprising five Degree Colleges and eight Higher Secondary Schools across Budgam.

While speaking on the occasion, the Chairman DLSA emphasized on following traffic norms and rules. He spoke at length on the complaints of women harassment in public transport and spoke about measures and laws against the women harassment. He stressed on generating awareness about traffic norms and teaching people about the sensitivities of breaking traffic norms. He said that J&K was worst hit so far as the traffic rules violation is concerned and said 914 persons died while as over 7500 were injured in 5974 road accidents in 2018.

Secretary DLSA, Tabasum Qadir Parray while speaking on the occasion elaborated on the opening of legal literacy clubs and road safety clubs in the district. She said that DLSA Budgam will remain in constant touch with the teachers at these clubs and conduct weekly programmes for students to aware them about different issues and topics. On the occasion DLSA distributed study material among the teachers and students for these clubs.

ARTO Budgam also spoke on the occasion who stressed on adding ladies buses to different routes to curb women harassments.

The DLSA Budgam also organized a small walk, led by its chairman with other participants including lawyers, teachers and school children holding plycards as awareness generation on road safety from Court Complex to outside gate on the occasion.

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