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Amritsar, Sep 16: Union Minister Smriti Irani today stressed on the need to create safe a atmosphere for women in the society. “There is a need to create safe atmosphere for women so that they can move freely and fearlessly in our society,” she said here, adding it would be possible only when we respect women. Also Read - Terrifying Ordeal: 2 Adivasi Women Hide in Karnataka Forest For a Month After Being Confined, Beaten & Raped

People have double standards towards women due to which women suffer in their own houses, she said addressing students at a local college.
On education, Irani said the need of the hour was to raise the standard of education in the country and announced that from the next year, a new education policy will be introduced in the country. Earlier, Irani paid obeisance at Golden Temple. She also visited Jallianwalla Bagh and paid tributes to the martyrs who sacrificed lives for the freedom of nation. Also Read - ECB Terminates Players' Contracts For The Hundred