“We have lessons in social science and Malayalam on these issues. But it has to be integrated in the school curriculum in such a manner that it becomes a part of classroom teaching and activity,” said DPI director A Shahjahan.
To ensure this, DPI has asked the expert committee on state school curriculum to integrate gender sensitivity and rights in the syllabus that will be implemented in schools from academic year 2014-2015. (more…)
Police in the South Asian nation previously could detain suspects without charge for 24 hours.
“This is to curb organised crime,” Environment Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa told parliament in presenting the bill. “If there is a need to extend the detention by another 24 hours, it could be done by a magistrate based on a certificate produced by the police.” (more…)