Special helpline for women harassed by stalkers

Last Updated: Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 00:24

New Delhi: Now, help is just a call away
for women who are being harassed by stalkers in the capital
with Delhi Police starting a special helpline from tomorrow.

Stalking victims can call the helpline, which will be
operate under the Crime Branch, to file their complaints.

"We have an anti-obscenity cell. We are satisfied with
its functioning. So we decided about this new initiative to
help women. It will start from tomorrow," City Police
Commissioner Y S Dadwal told reporters.

This is an extension of the existing anti-obscenity

"These cases will be dealt by district police. But
there will be monitoring at the central level," Dadwal said.

"There is a lot of insecurity among women. We hope
this new helpline will go a long way in helping them," he

A total of 14,061 calls were made to the
anti-obscenity cell till March this year since its inception a
year ago.


First Published: Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 00:24
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