Pithoragarh, November 30
Women intellectuals have expressed concern over the continuous domination of the males despite women showing their worth in all spheres of life. A seminar was organised today by the Study Centre for Women of the Kumaon University, Nainital, where women intellectuals from all over the country expressed concern that until male mentality recognised the women power and their capabilities, their could be no change possible in their status.

“Though the role of women in Uttarakhand has changed over the last 50 years but their condition has remained static,” said Prof Rekha Pandey from the Director of Centre of Women Study of the Hyderabad University.
Susheela Baluni, chairperson of the state women commission, who was also the chief guest on the occasion, said the cases of female foeticide were on increase as our ‘Sanskaras’ of worshiping women as goddess and culture of respecting the women was depleting from the society.
“We have seen success of our movements like Chipko, and statehood agitation due to participation of women in those, but the cause of concern is that even after that success, the respective governments could not give women the right place in the new society which emerged after the creation of separate state of Uttarakhand,” said Susheela Baluni.

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