Shimla (March 15)-Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur revealed in the capital that the state government has received 200 complaints from women victims of crime and violence on the “Gudiya” helpline since its launch on January 26 this year.
“We have received over 200 complaints from the women victims and some of the cases have been sorted out and other serious cases are being investigated to reach its final end. Our government will ensure that the incidents of crime and violence against women get contained so that our mothers, sisters, daughters and wives feel safe in the state,” assured Mr. Thakur in a function held in Shimla.
The “Gudiya” helpline (1460) available 24*7 for quick police response, named after the 16-year old rape and murder victim of Kotkhai is receiving 4 to 5 calls on average daily from the victims, and the numbers are rising fast, said the police sources.
The state police department with the help of the National informatics Centre is also running ‘Shakti Button’- a mobile app linked to police control rooms for ensuring the safety of women in the state. The victim has to press the button on the mobile app and an alert will immediately reach the defined police team.
Crime and violence in the state is on the rise with the empowerment of the women and erosion of all the women saving social and political intuitions in the state including police which lost its credibility during the Gudiya case investigation with direct involvement police officers in the scandal that shook the nation.
CBI is probing the Gudiya rape and murder case with no success which could win the confidence and trust of the women in Himachal Pradesh.