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NCW Expresses Concern over TN Woman Who Sold Hair to Feed Her Children, Urges Action

The National Commission for Women asked the Secretary, Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme Department in the Tamil Nadu government to send a report on the matter at the earliest.

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Updated:January 14, 2020, 6:03 PM IST
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NCW Expresses Concern over TN Woman Who Sold Hair to Feed Her Children, Urges Action
31-year-old Prema, who works as a daily wage labourer, sold her hair to feed her kids.

New Delhi: The NCW has expressed concern over a news report that a 31-year-old woman sold her hair to feed her children and requested Tamil Nadu government to take appropriate steps to mitigate the hardship faced by the woman and her kids.

It also asked the Secretary, Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme Department in Tamil Nadu government, to send a report at the earliest.

According to a media report, the woman, who had tried to commit suicide seven months ago, sold her hair to feed her three starving children. It is also reported that she is left with debt following the death of her husband.

"The incident reported is truly unfortunate and National Commission of Women has written to S Madumathi, Secretary, Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme Department in Tamil Nadu government, and requested to take appropriate steps to mitigate the hardship faced by the women and her kids, and to send report to the Commission at the earliest," the NCW said in a statement.

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