NCW chief says ‘Women not safe in live-in relationships’, amid Delhi murder case
“Women are ‘not safe’ in live-in relationships and that ‘families are also responsible for such incidents’; National Commission for Woman (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma said. Her statement came amid the horrific incident in Delhi’s Kashmere Gate (Delhi murder case) where a man named Sahil Gehlot allegedly strangled his partner inside a car and later put her body in a refrigerator.
“We feel that girls are not safe in a live-in relationship. Not only the girls but the families are also responsible for such incidents. Such incidents can come down if girls are given the right to choose their partner,” Sharma was quoted as saying by the news agency ANI. She further urged that the family should ‘accept the live-in relationship’.
She also urged parents to allow their children ‘to confide about their problems, sorrows and joys’. “We also need to ensure that we treat our children with respect and refrain from treating them as possessions. Such behaviour may cause the children to hesitate to share their thoughts and feelings. It is important to treat our children, especially when they come of age, as our friends, allowing them to confide in us about their problems, sorrows, and joys,” she said.
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