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NCW rejects report on Mangalore pub attack
February 06, 2009 11:54 IST
The National Commission for Women on Friday decided not to accept the report filed by its member Nirmala Venkatesh on the Mangalore pub attacks, a week after she visited the site and blamed security lapses for the incident.
At a meeting in New Delhi [Images] today, the NCW took stock of the entire report filed by Venkatesh and decided not to accept it, said Commission chairperson Girija Vyas.
The NCW will not send a fresh team to Mangalore on a fact-finding mission as an independent commission from the Women and Child Development Ministry has already visited Mangalore for an on-the-spot assessment of the incident.
The move by NCW comes a day after the Women and Child Development Ministry issued a show cause notice to Venkatesh for not submitting her report on the case.
Venkatesh had led a three-member team that visited Mangalore on a fact-finding mission after the attack on girls by Sri Ram Sena activists.
The other members of the team comprised of a lawyer and a local NGO representative. The team led by Venkatesh had blamed the pub owners for not ensuring enough security for girls that led to the attack.
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