The PIL has been filed by Om Prakash Sharma. Sharma requested the court to intervene in the matter and said that since the expiry of the term of the former chairperson of the Women’s Commission, the post is vacant.
As a result, the Commission has virtually become “dormant”, neither receiving fresh complaints nor making any progress regarding pending complaints, which are said to number around 20,000.
The petitioner argued that due to this situation, a large number of aggrieved women and girls in the state are deprived of justice.
The PIL is expected to be heard before a bench at an appropriate time.