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Crime against women protested at Swabhiman Sankalp Samavesh

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Bhubaneswar: To raise voice against the rising atrocities against women in the State, Odisha Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee today organised Swabhiman Sankalp Samavesh at the party headquarters here today.

Joining the rally, All India Mahila Congress Committee secretary and Odisha Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee in-charge Sandhya Sawalakhe spoke about various issues faced by women in the State including rape and domestic violence.

Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik said crimes against women in Odisha have doubled during the last five years. Highlighting issues like unemployment and corruption, Patnaik slammed both the the State Government and the Centre for allegedly failing to fulfil the interest of the people.

Stating that no political party except Congress is concerned about women, the OPCC Chief exhorted the women party workers to start working at grassroots level.

The women leaders further alleged that both the State Government and the Centre have failed to provide 33 per cent reservation for women in the Odisha Assembly and Parliament.