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Anganwadi workers stage protest

The Hassan district unit of Anganwadi Workers Association staged a protest here on Tuesday, demanding suspension of an officer of the Department of Women and Child Development, accusing her of harassing anganwadi workers. The protesters staged a dharna in front of the office of Deputy Director of the department and submitted a memorandum seeking suspension of Roopa, in-charge CDPO of Hassan taluk.

The protesters said the officer put pressure on workers to do non-designated works. A worker attempted to end her life because of the way she was treated in official meetings. They demanded that the officer be suspended and the department bear the expenses meted out to provide treatment for the harassed woman admitted to Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences.

CITU district president Dharmesh, district president of Anganwadi Workers Association Indiramma, and general secretary M.B. Pushpa led the protest.

Source: thehindu.com

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