The `Telangana Mahila Sabha' at its formation meeting held today on the birth anniversary of prominent women reformer of the country Savithri Phule strongly condemned the `all-male' cabinet of Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and demanded him to induct women at an earliest.
The `Mahila Sabha' formed on the lines of century-old `Andhra Mahila Sabha', which had played historical role in promoting women education and representation in public life, has declared to work for empowerment of women restoring their `self-respect' and working for their active participation in education, employment, development and government.
The founder president G. Chandra Kala said it is high time for women to demonstrate their strength and get their own share in the public life. "We are not here to beg some one, but to make our presence felt", she added.
Osmania University PG College of Law Principal Dr G Vinod Kumar said that it is the high time for women to come out openly to assert themselves as they are worst victims in the present system. Deploring that the women participation in Indian politics is less then 11 per cent, but they are victims of more than 90 per cent atrocities.
PUCL National Council Member Jaya Vindhyala expressed concern that no political party has a transparent and clear view on women empowerment. Accusing that political parties are refusing to give proper representation to women in their own decision making mechanisms, she wondered that if women is treated with equality whey question of giving their reservation or share in development arises at all.
She lamented that the prime issue is that women are not being even treated as human beings in social life
High Court advocate Swarna Reddy said that more than 70 per cent atrocities on women are being reported from their homes, work places or surroundings. "In most of cases people known them closely are victimizing them", she said. She felt the need to focus on inculcating moral values from school level itself and conduct pre-martial counselings to boys, girls and parents.
BJP Mahila Morcha state vice president Vijaya Reddy and social activist P Hema Latha also spoke.