Amidst a wave of criticism received over the way Andhra Pradesh police have been treating the women protestors in Amaravati, National Commission for Women(NCW) has come to action probing into the issue. Responding to a roll of messages regarding the police resorting to lathi-charge against the women protesters on Friday, NCW took up suo motu cognisance of women protesters’ being ill-treated. Taking cognisance of the alleged violence, the National Commission of Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma on Friday stated that they would be sending a team to meet the women farmers.
The special team designated by NCW reached to Amaravati on Sunday who will visit the villages in the capital region and talk to the women protestors. The team will also collect respective photographs and videos as proof for police manhandling women and forcibly dumping them into vans, to be driven away to police stations kilometres away from their place. NCW team is then expected to ask for an explanation from the police and would finally submit its final report to the Chairperson in New Delhi.
On this note, Members of a joint action committee (JAC) for protection of Amaravati as the state capital, met the NCW team and sought strict action against the police personnel involved. Guntur MP Galla Jayadev, Panchumarthi Anuradha and JAC leaders were among those who met the commission members.