Committed to ensure safe environment for women, girls: Rajnath Singh

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New Delhi, Mar 8: The NDA government is sensitive to the problem of crimes against women and is working for their safety, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said extending his greetings on the occasion of International Women's Day.

"The government is sensitive to the problem of crimes against women and it has strengthened legal and institutional infrastructure to deal with it," he said in a message.

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'We are committed to empower women'

The Minister said the Home Ministry has initiated the process for setting up the Nationwide Emergency Response System (NERS) and having '112' as the emergency number.

"We as a nation are committed to empower women and work towards making a safer environment for girls and women in our society," he said.

Singh said the International Women's Day is celebrated as the milestones reached on the road to women security, gender equality and women empowerment.

PTI

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