Hyderabad

‘Telangana govt to bring a law to deal with cyber harassment’

Kavitha, daughter of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, said that by being a woman in politics, there is a comfort level that women of the country feel when approaching her.

Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLC K. Kavitha said Telangana government working with NALSAR University to come up with a law to deal with cyber harassment that women face.

Though there already are laws in place to deal with cybercrime in the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the government decided to bring in specific laws to make it easier to train citizens, police, and companies Kavitha said while addressing in a programme named “Call It Out Because Its Not OK,” a campaign by TrueCaller and News18 network that challenges today’s scenario of harassment being normalised online, here.

Kavitha, daughter of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, said that by being a woman in politics, there is a comfort level that women of the country feel when approaching her.

“There is a need for more women in politics. The country’s women will then feel more comfortable talking about their issues,” she said.

“I am one of the lucky few women who has not directly faced gender bias in her career,” she said.

Women in Telangana know where to go to get help. Even in the rural areas, they know they can approach She Teams or the cyber crime department.” She said that Hyderabad is one of the safest cities in the world today.

The Chief Minister puts women in first when it comes to safety and financial security, she said if pension has to be given to a couple, Telangana gives it to the wife first. 2BHK house allotment to couple also takes place with the wife’s name on the property.

Telangana government believes in empowering women, she added.

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