Handwara girl taken to SWC

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Srinagar, April 22: J&K State Women’s Commission (SWC) on Friday assured family of a Handwara girl that the Commission would take all necessary steps for protecting the rights of the minor girl, a spokesperson of Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society said.
“Today, on 22 April, the J&K Police brought Handwara minor girl from Zachaldara to the Office of the J&K State Women’s Commission (SWC) at Srinagar. Initially the minor girl and her father, in presence of DIG Central Kashmir talked to the Chairperson of SWC, Ms. Nayeema Ahmad Mehjoor without the presence of her lawyers. Later, Ms. Nayeema Mehjoor allowed the legal team of the minor girl to intervene on behalf of her family,” the spokesman said.
After hearing the girl and the arguments of legal team, Mehjoor directed the Police to not enter the house where the girl is residing at present and that she be allowed to meet with her family, friends and the legal team complying with the High Court directions.
Chairperson of the SWC also assured the family of the minor girl that the Commission would take all necessary steps for protecting the rights of the minor girl.
Later, Police took the girl along with her father back to Handwara. The case is now listed on April 26 in the J&K High Court.