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Women Commission headless since June 20


Srinagar: The State Women Commission has been headless since its last chairperson resigned about seven weeks ago with the fall of the coalition government.
Nayeema Mehjoor, who was appointed the Chairperson on June 24, 2015 for a period of three years, resigned on June 20.
However, the Governor administration is yet to appoint a new chairperson for the commission, which has consequently become ineffective.
“Many new cases have been left unattended. We are not able to attend to women’s grievances,” an official in the commission said, adding that they could register only 20 new cases in the last two months.
“The cases will keep on piling up till a new chairperson is appointed,” he said.
The Commissioner Secretary concerned, Aijaz Abdullah, said, “We only register cases that require a court hearing, such as domestic violence and marital disputes. All others are forwarded to the authorities concerned and not registered here.”
With the women commission becoming inert, it has become difficult to furnish justice to women. The commission was accountable for resolving domestic issue- from marital disputed to the harassment for dowry to the property controversies.