Calcutta High Court Issues Directions to Ensure Women's Safety

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Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


High Court, Women's Safety

The Calcutta HC has issued multiple directions to the State Government of West Bengal in pursuit of better women's safety, following a petition filed against the state, namely, Renu Pradhan v. The State of West Bengal. The plea pointed out that women frequently get harassed in public transport. The Court directed the state to ensure that helpline numbers are displayed inside and outside public transport vehicles for easy access to police and legal help. Furthermore, the Court has also recommended the State ensure that a separate helpline number may be brought in place for trans genders. Furthermore, the court also observed that sensitization programs need to be organized on a school level to prevent the occurrence of such crimes.