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Paul blames lacunae in IT policy for rising crimes against women

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SHILLONG, May 14: Social Welfare Minister Paul Lyngdoh has attributed the growing trend of crimes against women to the lacunae in the Information Technology (IT) policy, which is being followed across India.
Speaking about the rising crimes against women, Paul said the lacunae in India’s IT policy have led to the provision of free access to a number of websites that encourage the trend of disrespecting, abusing, and physically attacking women.
“This is a growing trend and to a very large extent, it can be attributed to the changing moral attitude and the entire outlook of citizens, especially given the increasing abuse of social media. You would see that generally if you and I were to converse, we would use decent civil language. But once I talk to you on social media, I would use the foulest language possible under the Sun,” said the Social Welfare Minister.
“It is a very worrisome trend but the law alone will not be able to take care of that. There has to be sensitisation at various levels, and this is very important. Sensitisation has to start at the locality level and also has to percolate from the various faith leaders, who are taking care of their faithful every now and then,” he added.
Paul also observed that there has been a constant dehumanising of individuals and total disrespect to authority.

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