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Rajnath for online monitoring of sale of acid

Rajnath Singh

Lucknow: Voicing concern over increasing incidents of acid attacks on women, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said an online monitoring of sale of acid would be done to check such incidents.

“An online monitoring of sale of acid would be done to put an effective check over such incidents,” Singh said while addressing platinum jubilee function of Mahila College here.

He said that the system would be first launched in Delhi.

Emphasising the need to impart self defence training to girl students, he said that, “Girl students of all schools and colleges should be given training in self defence.”

On the strength of women in security forces, Singh said, “Home ministry has sent an advisory to all the chief ministers to give 33 per cent representation to women in security forces.”

He said as of now the strength of Central Para Military Force was around 10 lakh in which representation of women was mere 1.4 per cent.

“Our target is to increase this participation to at least five per cent in the next three years,” he said.

Over increasing incidents of women harassment and rape, he said “a system is being developed wherein a control room can be informed with the push of a button of a mobile phone and it will also reach PCR mobile vans.”

Appreciating courage of Nobel Peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai, he said despite attack by certain forces the campaign she has undertaken to promote girl education was laudable.

Rajnath, while asking the students to play a meaningful role in building nation and society along with the family, said people should get rid of the inferiority complex that western countries were ahead in science and technology.

Citing examples of ancient Indian seers, he said the world had learnt from India.

The Home minister said that under a planned conspiracy, Macaulay implemented such an educational system where roots of the people of the country got disconnected from their glorious past.

“We have to regain the lost pride. Not only in economic sector, but we have to emerge as a super power in spiritual world as well,” he said.

“I consider myself to be lucky that my first child was a girl. If every person has a similar thinking then no one can dare to put a bad eye on our sisters and daughters,” he added.

The minister also felicitated meritorious students on the occasion.

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