New Delhi: Following reports of increasing domestic violence during the ongoing lockdown period, the National Commission for Women requested the DGPs to appoint nodal officers to address queries and complaints forwarded by the Commission. NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma also discussed the problems being faced by women during lockdown and the steps being taken by the police to ensure immediate relief to the victims.
Rekha Sharma said, “We requested DGPs to appoint nodal officers who will be working on the complaints forwarded by NCW.”
NCW Chairperson held a video conference with 30 police officials including state DGPs, their representatives and discussed steps taken by them to ensure immediate relief to victims of Domestic Violence in critical times of COVID19 pandemic.
Rekha Sharma also asked the DGPs of all states to start a dedicated WhatsaApp, SMS or Hotline for emergency response for women, so that they can reach out discreetly since many find it difficult to communicate via calls before abusers.
The officials appraised the Commission of the special measures taken in their states to reduce cases of domestic abuse and cyber crime against women in lockdown.
The officials also discussed the Standard Operating Procedures adopted by them to address the increased cases of domestic violence and cyber crime against women and the plight of migrant women.