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NWC chief vows to fight for RJ Sneha


RANCHI: National Women’s Commission (NWC) has taken cognizance of the mysterious death of Ranchi’s first radio jockey Sneha Singh and the commission will look into the case, NWC chairperson Mamta Sharma, who is in the city for a discussion on human trafficking, said on Monday. The event has been organised by Delhi-based NGO ShaktiVahini with support of JharkhandMahilaSamakhya Society and CID Jharkhand.

Talking to a group of activists fighting for justice for Sneha, Sharma said: “Give me the details of the case. I will personally look into the matter and directly talk to the chief minister.” Sneha, 25, a resident of Jamshedpur completed her course on rural management from Xavier Institute of Social Services and was working with Jeevika, a Bihar government initiative, was found hanging in a hotel room in Munger, where she was on an official tour, on July 23. Though Bihar police claim that Sneha had committed suicide, many activists believe she was raped and murdered.

Sharma also said she will fight for the rights of Navin Horo of Torpa Village, whose daughter Jyoti Mariam Horo went to Delhi to work as a domestic help but died within a month. She said: “I will make sure that he is compensated by the government.” Sharma said the best way to curb trafficking is to educate village girls. “They need to be educated and made aware about their security. Even new police recruits should be given a month’s special training on how to deal with women and children,” she said.

Sharma said obscenity presented in the form of advertisements, movies, songs and daily soaps were the reason for the increasing incidents of crimes against. “I do not understand why a girl has to wear bikini in an advertisement for shoes. In every commercial, a girl is used as a prop. This must be stopped. I can not stop such programmes on my own, but I have written to the censor board several times asking them to put an end to such vulgarity,” she added.

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