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High Court judge criticizes state womens’ commission over role on domestic crisis
High Court judge criticizes state womens’ commission over role on domestic crisis
PHOTO : High court justice U.B. Saha addressing Training of paralegals in eight states of North-East at Tripura State Cooperative Union in Agartala. TIWN Pic June 14

Agartala, June 14 (TIWN): Tripura High Court Justice Utpalendu Bikash Saha on Saturday heavily criticized the role of the Tripura Commission for Women (TCW) and said that the Commission was seen to have taken a negative role in addressing domestic crises in several cases.

Addressing the inaugural session of a training session for paralegal volunteers across eight states of India’s Northeast at Agartala this morning, Justice Saha said that the State and its organizations should take steps to unite families rather than rip them apart.
Justice Saha observed that growing trends of nucleus families were primarily responsible behind incidents of domestic conflicts and said that the Court and quasi-judicial authorities like Womens’ Commission alongwith all other institutions of the State should take steps in
uniting people in such cases.
Criticizing the Tripura Womens’ Commission, Justice Saha said, “We have seen that in several instances, members of the Commission have advised women to file complaints with the police. A police complaint completely takes things out of control and there is no more space for an amicable solution”. He suggested use of village elders and different social organizations with the help of Para-Legal Volunteers (PLV) in addressing such conflicts. The judge laid special stress on women related issues and urged all
concerned stakeholders to contain rising divorce rates in the state.
The Tripura state legal aid authority was formed way back in 1978, much before the concept was adopted in the national arena. The National Legal Services Authority Act was formed in 1987. It came into effect from 1995.

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