Women's safety, a poll issue in Himachal Pradesh

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Shimla, May 12 (ANI): In view of increasing crime rate against women, the safety and security of women is a poll issue in Himachal Pradesh.

The young women voters are determined to vote for a woman friendly candidate who can assure them security, safety and empowerment of the women.

"The Governments in the past were neither able to fulfill the women empowerment policies and nor take any decision about it. This time, I would like to vote for a candidate who would work for the benefit and upliftment of women," said Raksha Rana, a college girl.

The social and human rights organizations are also coming forward to encourage voters and make them aware of human rights.

"We, with the help of other local organisations of Shimla, will spread the message regarding the protection of human rights in every household. Human rights don't mean torturing a person after getting him arrested. Human rights include right to education, right to health and environment," said Arvind Thakur, Chairman, Global Human Rights Council.

Himachal Pradesh goes to vote in the fifth and final phase of elections slated to be held on Wednesday.

Out of 46,00,000 voters in the hill state, nearly 50 per cent women will poll for the four parliamentary constituencies. By Hemant Chauhan (ANI)

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