Rekha Sharma appointed chairperson of NCW
As a member of the Commission, she visited and inspected a number of psychiatric institutions, custodial homes throughout the country and interacted with women admitted in these institutions, the NCW said in a statement.
Sharma was recently embroiled in a controversy after she recommended abolishing the practice of "confessions" in churches as it can lead to blackmailing of women after such a case came to light in Kerala.
The government had distanced itself over her proposal to abolish the practice of confessions with junior union minister Alphons Kannanthanam, who hails from Kerala, saying the "Centre has no connection with the stand taken by Sharma".
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