Chennai, Jan 2 (): Tamil Nadu on the first day of the year 2013 has become the first state to announce restricting the rising crime against women as nation still finds difficulties in coming out of the shocking gang-rape of a 23-year-old medical student in Delhi.
While greeting the people on the eve of the New Year, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in her message said that more fast-track courts will be set up all over the state for speedy disposal of cases connected to crime against women.
Following the rape incident that took place recently in a moving bus in the capital, Tamil Nadu government has decided to launch a helpline to help women in distress.
Deciding to install more CCTV cameras, the Chief Minister said that to identify criminals who harass women the state government has decided to install CCTV cameras at all important places. In addition to this, police in civilian clothes will be positioned at places whereever necessary to safeguard the women, said the Chief Minister.
Jayalalithaa said that sexual harassment against women will be taken into consideration as a serious crime, and will be probed under the supervision of the senior level police officers such as district SPs and range DIG and will also make all arrangements to get justice by speeding up the process.
Calling for amendments in the present laws, the ruling AIADMK chief in her New Year message demanded death penalty for rapists. Assuring full assistance to rape victims, Jayalalithaa asserted that the government will bear their medical and other expenses.
At a time when the shocking gang-rape has stirred the entire nation, Tamil Nadu government has come forward to help distressed women in order to prevent incidents of sexual harassment.
Toughest action against rapists and sexual offenders will be taken, said Jayalalithaa in wake of the unfussy 2013 celebrations on Tuesday as mark of a respect to the Delhi brave-heart.