Printed: June 30, 2020 8:56:26 am
The Delhi Fee for Girls (DCW) acquired 34,454 complaints throughout the coronavirus pandemic on its 181 helpline and “noticed a lower” within the variety of calls associated to crimes in opposition to girls.
The panel stated a majority of the complaints have been associated to queries concerning the lockdown, which included enquiries concerning meals and interstate motion.
The fee acquired greater than 20,000 such calls and offered help to the complainants, it stated.
Panel chief Swati Maliwal stated, “It was seen that the reporting of instances had decreased manifold within the preliminary days of the lockdown. The fee and the Delhi authorities have taken a number of steps to create consciousness and has inspired girls and women freely report their points.”
The panel stated there was a lower within the variety of complaints concerning crimes and discrimination in opposition to girls reported to the fee throughout the interval of the pandemic when put next with the same interval in 2019.
As an example, home violence complaints for the interval March to June in 2019 have been 8,188, whereas the variety of complaints acquired by the fee for a similar months throughout 2020 stands at 6,909, it stated.
The variety of home violence instances reported within the preliminary days of the lockdown was considerably low.
It has been famous that as we progress in direction of normalcy post-lockdown, the reporting of home violence and different instances has additionally began growing, it added.
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