The helpline number 1090 can be accessed from anywhere and women can file a complaint against any kind of harassment cases. In order to ensure their protection, the identity of the woman who lodges a complaint is kept secret. The helpline calls are being attended by the women constables and they provide timely help to the female citizens. After this, legal actions are being taken against the reported culprit.
The reason why the women power line has been introduced is also due to the increased rate of ragging cases in the universities there. So to curb these harassment cases the UP government has introduced this helpline. It is because of these kinds of antisocial activities that the UP government has taken a step towards providing a safety to the women citizens. According to Navneet Sikera, the Inspector General of the 1090 Power Line, till now 3,88,658 cases has been resolved. Also the “Women Security App 1090” has been launched to add on to the services provided by this power line in 2014.
The Women Power Line is based on 3 key pillars which are as follows:
Solve - First a counseling of the accused is held along with the family members also. It tries to solve the problem through this process.
Sustain - For about 3 months, the police maintains contact with the victim. After that, the victim is kept under observation for 24 months before finally closing the case.
- It is not necessary to visit any police station to file a complaint.
- The identity of the victims is not revealed in order to maintain protection and ensure security.
- The phone calls are attended by the lady constables.
- The helpline number 1090 is valid within the entire state.
- The police remain in touch with the victim until the case has been solved.
- Once a complaint has been registered, a reference id is sent to the victim.
This kind of service introduced by the UP government is very helpful for the safety of women within the state. It has been of a great help to all the women providing them peace of mind. Ensuring women safety and security of girls is the main aim of this Women power line 1090, thus generating women empowerment within Uttar Pradesh. It has been considered as one of the most effective tools against eve teasing, molestation, harassment, abusing and other criminal offences related to women. It also encourages the women to raise their voices against any kind of harassment. The Women Power Line 1090 is definitely bringing about a revolutionary change within the society, helping reduce the crime rates across UP.
Written by Anisha Dutta
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