Iohlynti, A Support Centre For Women

The Shillong Times: 29 November 2011 SHILLONG: A Support Centre with a three-prong approach— health care, counseling and vocational training focusing on women who are victims of various crimes was inaugurated by the Deputy Chief Minister in charge of Health and Family Welfare, Rowell Lyngdoh at Shillong Civil Hospital here on Monday. This centre which…

News Capsule – Training

North East Network (NEN) has been training the Meghalaya Police to deal with cases of violence against women in a sensitive way. On 19 & 20 September 2011, a batch of 97 recruited constables of the Un-Armed Branch were trained by Inspectors and Sub-inspectors of Meghalaya Police who in turn have been previously trained by…

Supreme Court Seeks Government Stand On AFSPA

Irked by the Centre’s diametrically diverse views on Army and paramilitary forces’ immunity from criminal prosecution in fake encounter killings, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the government to spell out its position on the controversial Armed Forces Special Power Act and other laws. “You cannot say that an Army man can enter any home…

Cops Plan Steps To Curb Witch-Hunt

Guwahati, May 7: Assam Police have decided to work with the Assam State Commission for Women to revive its Project Prahari (vigilant), which involves community policing to do away with menace such as witch-hunting. Director-general of police Shankar Barua, while speaking at a meeting on witch-hunting today, said merely enforcing law would not stop witch-hunting.…

Call For Action Against Witch-Hunting

Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, April 24 – Expressing anguish and concern over the spate of killing of women under the pretext of witch-hunting in Kokrajhar district, twenty-nine organizations and distinguished citizens have urged the State Government to recognize witch-hunting as an issue of grave public concern and prosecute and punish those involved in the gruesome practice.…

Campaign For Good Governance Launched

GUWAHATI, April 2 – The nascent People’s Campaign for Good Governance, Assam (PCGGA) launched its formal campaign to make the people aware of their roles in the State’s democratic setup, particularly in the elections, with a public meeting this morning at the Machkhowa ITA Centre for Performing Arts here. The most significant aspect of the…