Following the general public outrage over the suspected suicide of a 24-year-old Ayurveda physician in Kerala’s Kollam district, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated on Thursday that the state’s college textbooks can be revised to inculcate a tradition of gender equality.
“Kerala’s college textual content books will probably be revised and audited to sieve out phrases and phrases disparaging ladies. Steps will probably be taken to show our colleges and schools into areas that embrace the concept of gender equality and equal rights,” Vijayan tweeted.
Earlier in a Twitter thread on Wednesday, Vijayan introduced that a web-based service, ‘Aparajitha’, which was earlier used to resolve cyber crimes towards ladies, can now be used to submit complaints on offences towards ladies and home abuse as effectively.
“In gentle of the current horrifying incidents of home abuse, Kerala has determined to take extra stringent measures to create a good society. The Authorities and the folks will stand collectively to finish this injustice,” he tweeted. “A good society is that, which treats ladies and men as equals,” he stated.
Kerala has witnessed the deaths of three married ladies this week, sparking outrage throughout the state. Vismaya V Nair, spouse of Kiran Kumar, an assistant motorcar inspector with the state Motor Car Division was discovered useless, days after she alleged torture by her husband over WhatsApp chats with shut kin. The police on Tuesday arrested her husband on fees referring to dowry loss of life.
In a separate incident on Tuesday, a 24-year-old Archana, who obtained married a 12 months in the past, allegedly immolated herself. Archana’s dad and mom alleged that Suresh, her husband, used to quarrel along with his spouse and had demanded cash from her household. In one other case at Vallikunnam in Alappuzha, 19-year-old Suchitra was discovered hanging at her in-law’s place. The police have initiated a probe into the matter.
Vijayan springs into motion
Following experiences of the incidents, the Chief Minister acknowledged that he had directed the DGP (Director Normal of Police) to strengthen the operations of the Home Battle Decision Heart in each district, which works on-line to resolve complaints of atrocities towards ladies.
A state nodal officer has been assigned to research and resolve complaints concerning dowry, he stated. A lady SI will help the nodal officer.
Vijayan additionally highlighted that the society must reform its prevailing marriage system. “Marriage should not be a pompous present of the household’s social standing and wealth. Mother and father have to grasp that the barbaric dowry system degrades our daughters as commodities. We should deal with them higher, as human beings,” he tweeted.
He added that oldsters ought to make efforts to inculcate “progressive attitudes of their youngsters.” “Males should settle for the reality that ladies will not be inferior and that they’ve equal rights. Youth organisations must provoke consciousness campaigns,” he stated.
CM Vijayan additionally urged ladies to “elevate their voice” if they’re going through home abuse, “as an alternative of fearing what the society would suppose.” “The Authorities will stand by you and defend your rights. We’ll strengthen the already current help methods and introduce revolutionary measures to offer help,” he stated.