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Mainstream, VOL 60 No 37 September 3, 2022

Statement by All India Bank Employees Association against the increasing attacks on girls and women

Saturday 3 September 2022

ALL INDIA BANK EMPLOYEES’ ASSOCIATION
Central Office: “PRABHAT NIVAS” Regn. No.2037 Singapore Plaza, 164, Linghi Chetty Street, Chennai-600001 Phone: 2535 1522 M- 984 00 899 20 Web: www.aibea.in

PRESS RELEASE

By C.H. VENKATACHALAM, GEN SECRETARY, AIBEA
MRS. LALITA JOSHI, NATIONAL CONVENER, AIBEA’S WOMEN’S COUNCIL

2-9-2022

AIBEA’s National Women’s Council strongly condemns and protests against the increasing attacks on girls and women

The recent incidents of pouring petrol and burning a girl in Jharkhand, shooting a girl for denial of marriage in Delhi, garlanding rapists and releasing them prematurely in Gujrat, raping of dalit women and minor girls by Seer in Karnataka, increasing cases of gang rapes are creating shock waves and deep insecurity amongst women in our society. There are increasing cases of acid attacks and crimes on female employees in Public Sector banks who are performing their duty of recovery on loans.

According to the National Crime Records Bureau in 2011 there were more than 228650 reported incidents of crime against women and in 2021 it has increased to 428278 cases.

According to NCRB data India lodged an average of 86 rapes every day in 2021. India registered 31677 cases and nearly 49 cases of crime against women every single hour.
We urge upon the government at the Centre and States to take strict action against these sadistic and violent elements in society.

We demand justice for the victims of these incidents and safety for women to live in a dignified manner in society. It is regrettable that our society is becoming barbaric to women. Trade Unions should be alive to these social evils and stand up against them.

C.H. VENKATACHALAM, GENERAL SECRETARY

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