UP govt to launch helpline for women in every district

Under attack from all quarters over gang-rape and killing of two teenage girls in Badaun district, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav Monday directed authorities to launch a helpline in every district of the state to deal with women harassment complaints.

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 02, 2014, 22:52 PM IST

Lucknow: Under attack from all quarters over gang-rape and killing of two teenage girls in Badaun district, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav Monday directed authorities to launch a helpline in every district of the state to deal with women harassment complaints.

"The helpline would be monitored by the SSPs and SPs themselves," the Chief Minister said while issuing a directive to this effect to authorities concerned.

He said that inquiries into the complaints of harrassment made by women must be ensured through women cell, which will also be overseen by the SSPs and SPs of the districts concerned.
Akhilesh said the state government was committed to maintain dignity of women and provide them all type of security.

The CM said, "in rape cases, adequate security must be provided to the victim and her family and if any attempt is made to harass or threaten them by any person then action under National Security Act should be ensured."
Talking strictly, the CM directed the district magistrates and police chiefs to rush to the spot as soon as they receive information of any rape and ensure effective action.

"Rape is an inhuman and gruesome crime therefore it should be ensured that such cases were send to fasttrack court for speedy justice," Akhilesh said, adding that these cases must be monitored by the district magistrates themselves.