North East Support Centre & Helpline
(An Initiative of All India Christian Council to Prevent Gender/Racial-based Violence in Delhi and NCR)
Palam Vihar, Sector 6, Dwarka New Delhi 110075, Tel 25084561
MEMORANDUM TO MAYOR, MCD, DELHI
December 13, 2010
P. R. Sawhney
Mayor, Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD)
Town Hall Municipal Corporation of Delhi
New Delhi -110006
Subject: Request for Issuing Guidelines to Resident Welfare Associations
After the gruesome incident of Dhaula Kuan gang rape on midnight of November 23, 2010, the security concern for women who are working in night shift has been debated at different national forums. North East Support Centre & Helpline along with other NGOs has intervened to address this issue with Delhi police on November 26 2010 and Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi on November 3 2010. Subsequently a larger meeting was held at the residence of Delhi CM on 4 November 2010 with Delhi police, Delhi State Commission for Women and Women and Child Welfare Minister.
One of the issues discussed in the meeting was to seek cooperation from Residence Welfare Associations of various housing societies in Delhi. Therefore, we would like to appeal your good office to kindly take the following concerns with respective Residence Welfare Associations in the interest of providing safety measure for women working at night and returning home late.
1. Residence Welfare Associations should allow BPO Cabs to enter the gate so that women will be dropped at the door steps of their house.
2. Residence Welfare Associations must ensure easy access to colonies to make night safer for women.
3. Residence Welfare Associations should install and maintain street lights.
North East Support Centre & Helpline (www.nehelpline.net) is a joint initiative of various human rights activists, social workers, students, journalists and lawyers seeking to prevent harassment and abuses meted out to North East People and tribal communities of other states.
|Ms. Lansinglu Rongmei
|Mr. Madhu Chandra
|Dr. Alana Golemei
1. Governor of Delhi
2. Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi