Need to teach our sons to respect women: Minister

Last Updated: Wed, Mar 06, 2013 08:40 hrs

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Taking note of the large number of crimes against women in recent days, Minister of State for Home Affairs R.P.N. Singh Wednesday said there was need to educate children to respect women.

"Humans have become beastly. There are rapes in schools, families. According to reports, 90 percent rapes are done by people who are known to the victim," R.P.N. Singh said, while replying to supplementaries during question hour in the Rajya Sabha.

"We need to teach our children, our sons to respect women," the minister said.

The minister also said that government, at different levels, was providing women self-defence training.

"In 2012, 9,790 women have been given self defence training in Delhi. Delhi Police has also organised training programme for women cab drivers," the minister said.

He said that all states have been asked to recruit at least 33 percent women in the police forces.

"Delhi Police will also be recruiting 522 women," he said.

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