Delhi to set up 24/7 control room for women

The Delhi government, after an interaction with Delhi police commissioner, women groups, government agencies and other stakeholders on safety of women in the capital city, chaired by chief minister Sheila Dikshit, has taken certain feasible decisions with an aim to safeguard the dignity of women and inspire police to become more responsive and serious.

Delhi government would set up a round-the -clock control room for women in distress. It would be made functional in the CM office at Delhi Secretariat with a dedicated phone number.  Officials are confident that it will be commissioned by year end. Dikshit added that the government has requested Indira Jaisingh, additional solicitor general, to prepare a draft bill to make the law against sexual harrasement and assault more stringent so that it acts as a preventive and deterrent.

Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) would act as a nodal agency for launching a forceful campaign on safeguarding the dignity and safety of women.  The DCW would take all necessary steps to utilise all feasible and appropriate modes of media to inculcate awareness among people.
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