Most number of women harassment cases in UP: NCW



New Delhi: The maximum number of cases of harassment of women were reported from Uttar Pradesh and Delhi in the past three months, the National Commission for Women (NCW) said on Friday.

According to NCW, it received 2,853 complaints from Uttar Pradesh followed by 526 from Delhi, 372 from Rajasthan, 217 from Haryana and 139 from Madhya Pradesh between August 1 and October 31.

The Commission received 1,119 complaints of police apathy followed by 1,105 complaints of domestic violence or matrimonial dispute, 326 property disputes, 181 rape cases and 158 complaints by in-laws.

NCW Chairperson Mamta Sharma said the Commission has spoken to the state governments for taking appropriate action in this regard.

"However, their response has not been encouraging so far," she told reporters here.

In a bid to make NCW more approachable for women and eliminate the communication gap with states, the Commission is also planning to start a dedicated toll-free call centre on pilot basis within three months.

The Commission is talking to women organisations to properly implement this plan.

"We are also starting a campaign, Mahila Adhikar Abhiyan, from November 19 to November 23 in four states - Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Kerala," she said.

Sharma said 3,000 sq m land has been identified in Jasola village for a new 3-storey building for the NCW which will have a conference and meeting hall.

She said the Commission is also making efforts to make sure that there is a speedy disposal of pending cases concerning women and relief is given to victims in their respective states itself so that they do not have to come all the way to Delhi.

Highlighting her achievements, she said 100 per cent NRI cases have been solved in the last three months.

PTI