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JK introducing Protection of Women Domestic Violence Act

SCW to get more teeth to curb violence on women
Jammu ans Kashmir State Commission for Women has been empowered and given more teeth to curb the atrocities being inflicted on women. This was stated by Minister for Social Welfare, Ms. Sakina Itoo while releasing annual report 2008-09 of Jammu and Kashmir state Commission for Women at EDI Conference hall IMPA Srinagar here today. The Minister said the women from far-flung areas usually unaware of the Commission should approach it and register their cases, so that they are able to get justice. She said the age of ignorance is gone when the women folk endured every hardship, adding that they must get awake now and take active part in day-to-day dealings. The Minister said that crime against women has reached to dangerous proportions and the commission must widen its activities to sensitize the women folk in every nook and corner about their rights and obligations. Ms. Itoo said by heading…

KU to hold International Conference on climate change


Kashmir University (KU) is all set to hold International Conference on Climate Change, Glacial recession and Livelihoods being jointly organized by the Government of J&K, University of Kashmir and Energy Research Institute (TERI), New Delhi (TERI) at SKICCC from 12-14 October, 2009. The Conference shall suggest a strategic plan that outlines the policies and actions required to be taken by different organizations in the state to mitigate and adapt to the climate change effects Prof. Punjabi, Vice-Chancellor of the KashmirUniversity, said that there is need for coordinated efforts by the academia, Government and the civil society for developing robust strategies for adapting to the Climate Change. He said that the organization of the forthcoming International Conference on Climate Change was an important milestone in this direction. The Impacts of Climate Change and climate variability, already evident in the region, are likely …