2802 Complaints on Women Helpline turned into FIRs

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Durga Shakti App, the software application offering panic button for women in distress, has also gained more than 51,000 new users in Haryana during the same period taking the total count to more than 2.17 lakhs.  Durga Shakti App, is available on both Google and Apple play store.

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Chandigarh- To provide women a sense of complete security, Haryana Police in the year 2020, further improved the working of its women helpline no 1091. While all complaints received on the women helpline were looked into and disposed, 2802 out of 88,000 complaints received on 1091 helpline were converted into FIRs between January and November 2020.

Giving this information here today, Addl. Director General of Police (CAW), Mrs Kala Ramchandran said that 1091 is accessible from anywhere in the country and women police officials have been deputed exclusively in each district to attend to such complaints on priority.

Durga Shakti App, the software application offering panic button for women in distress, has also gained more than 51,000 new users in Haryana during the same period taking the total count to more than 2.17 lakhs.  Durga Shakti App, is available on both Google and Apple play store. On the complaints received through this app, Police has lodged 21 FIRs, taken preventive action in 33 matters and resolved the rest of more than 1100 matters amicably. It was also observed that even users of neighboring states like Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Union Territory Chandigarh have also installed the mobile app to ensure safety in case of any emergency or panic situation.

Earlier, many women hesitated to report crimes against them. Now with the ease of reporting crime against women, police are addressing women’s safety concerns through new initiatives. We are constantly working to enhance the women safety and make them more aware about their rights and to seek police assistance wherever necessary. In 2021, the outreach of Durga Shakti App and other women’s safety measures would be further increased, she added.

Haryana Police under the direction of the State Government and close supervision of DGP Mr. Manoj Yadava is committed to ensuring the safety and security of women and taking all possible steps in this direction.

As a result of coordinated and continuous efforts, Haryana Police has secured 6th place across the country under the Investigation Tracking System for Sexual Offences (ITSSO) ranking system introduced by Union Ministry of Home Affairs. “We are performing very well on ITSSO dashboard, which is an online module available to law enforcement agencies at all levels that allow the state police to undertake real-time monitoring and management for completion of investigation in rape cases within two months. Haryana Police is currently at sixth position in India with a compliance rate of 54.2 %”, she added.

Terming crime against women as one of the major challenges, she said that there are 33 women police stations presently functioning to provide a safe and secure environment to women across the state. We are also establishing a Women Help Desk in 200 police stations to make the process more approachable and women-friendly.

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