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To make kerala free from dowry is my biggest dream says minister KKShailaja

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On the auspicious fucnction of International Women’s Day, Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja, who has  the lead role in the  state’s battle against diseases like Nipah and Coronavirus, chats about the goals that she is  going to achieve for the upliftment of women.

Asking about her biggest dream, Shailaja said that she hopes to make our state free from dowry and dowry related issues. “government is working on  its way to completely eradicate dowry from the state. This only can be achieved through creating awareness among the youngsters,” she said.

The minister also spoke about the various   programs conducted by the ruling  government to improve the safety of women and children respectively. “The government has created  the Child Development department two years ago. We were also able to pause the atrocities against women and children to greater extent and ensure proper punishment to the culprits. Furthermore, the government has given the assent to set up 28 fast track special courts to speed up the cases that come under the POCSO Act,” she added. The minister also points that  the introduction of Mitra 181, a 24-hour helpline for women. It would be more helpful for the women who faces problems in the society she added.

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