TMC’s ‘Nirbhaya Didi’ pitches for women safety

Fondly referred as “Nirbhaya Didi” in her locality, a prominent social activist and the Trinamul Congress candidate from the South Delhi parliamentary constituency, Sreerupa Mitra Chaudhary, is pitching hard for the safety and security of the women.
Disappointed with the response of the government agencies towards the women in distress, the 49-year-old chose to quit as the chairperson of the Special Task Force on December 12, 2013, exactly a year after the gruesome gangrape, and decided to foray into politics.
Having worked extensively for the gender-related issues and the women belonging to the lower rung of the social ladder, her campaign for the electoral role in the city is to make the “girl child” acceptable in the society.
“Due to lack of toilets with running water and pucca doors, the women in the urban villages are forced to defecate in the secluded areas during the early morning hours and are attacked. Since, the South Delhi constituency abounds with JJ clusters, my main thrust will be to provide toilets with running water and pucca doors in each house. Through my intensive campaign, I am also raising awareness among the dwellers to value their girl child,” said Ms Chaudhary.
A gender specialist and a documentary filmmaker, the Trinamul Congress candidate will be conducting election rallies from March 30 to April 8 in her constituency.
“We will be raising slogans such as beti, roti aur pani, inse khushiyan hai aani and will generate women voters of the constituency to demand safety for themselves, before casting their votes,” she said adding that her campaign aims at improving the lives of migrant workers, dwellers of the urban villages and economic weaker sections so that they can in turn improve the lives of the rich class.

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