Dharwad: Even though, several laws have been enacted to provide protection to women, senior citizens and children, domestic violence and social evils like child marriage and bonded labour are becoming stumbling blocks in the development of society. To put an end to such evil practices everyone should be aware of the laws, said senior civil judge and member secretary of District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) CM Pushpalata.
Speaking at a legal awareness programme on legal education for women, organised by DLSA in association with women and child welfare department here on Sunday, she said Indian tradition has held women in high esteem but domestic violence continues to exist due to lack of knowledge of tradition and laws.
“The clash of interest among family members especially between mother-in-law and her daughter in-law is leading to the rise of old-age homes. Every daughter-in-law should understand that she too will be a mother-in-law in future and will face the same situation. If love and harmony persist in the family, peaceful family life can be achieved,” she said.
The existing laws should be used for creating peace and harmony and not for abusing them to keep enmity alive, Pushpalata said.
Deputy director of the department of Women and Child Welfare Huligemma Kukanoor asked women to gain legal knowledge to protect themselves from harassment.

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