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    Posted January 9, 2013 by
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    women safety and helmet in India

     
    This is about a gender biased law prevailing in many states of India. As per the central motor vehicle act every person riding two wheeler must wear helmet.,except sikh men wearing turban.

    Now many states have exempted women from wearing helmet while riding two wheeler, as if to say women are not considered as person. The irony is that the law specifically asks men to wear good quality helmets for their safety.

    In the year 2011 I filed PIL in this regard in the Delhi High Court. The Delhi Government has made helmet optional for women in the year `1993' as a result on an average 50-60 women die every year in Delhi's two wheeler road accidents due to head injury.

    The Delhi High court ordered Delhi Government to amend this gender biased law, but the Delhi Government is adamant in doing so.
    I have also written to the President of India, he said on New Years address to the nation that year 2013 shall be considered as a women safety year.

    I have been running this campaign from the year 2010. Hoping that some day the Government shall take a positive step towards saving women's lives.

    If my campaign succeeds then it'll be like saving half the population of our country, those who travel by two wheelers, (almost half the population consists of women)

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