PM Modi details steps his government has taken for women’s benefit

New DELHI, Oct 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday that his government has worked towards eliminating problems faced by women and spoke about providing security for those working in night shifts, reducing female foeticide and passing a law against the practice of triple talaq.
At a function in Delhi to celebrate 25 years of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the Prime Minister spoke briefly on the safety of working women. He said that his government has provided adequate security to women who have to work at night.
Speaking about the government’s ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ initiative, the Prime Minister said that many states have seen an increase in the number of the girls being born. Modi criticised the “narrow-mindedness” of some people who were killing the girl child in the mother’s womb.
He also said the law against triple talaq was one of the several efforts by the government to provide justice to people.
“I am confident that this key legislation will be accorded approval by Parliament soon,” he said, according to a PTI report. The bill is pending before the Rajya Sabha since the Lok Sabha has already passed it. (Agencies)