Srinagar: A Women Help Desk (WHD) set up in a police station in the uptown Srinagar is just a phone call away for victims of domestic violence to seek any help or assistance, a police spokesman said.
He said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Srinagar Dr M Haseeb Mughal inaugurated WHD and a Counseling Hall at Police Station Women Rambagh Srinagar on Saturday.
The help desk is aimed to respond to all such calls made by the women who are victims of domestic violence.
He said due to the growing incidents of domestic violence arising out of issues between the married couples in the valley especially in District Srinagar there was demand for an immediate redressal mechanism.
As the idea is to provide a prompt and reliable response mechanism to all the reports and information of domestic violence and offenses against women. A 24×7 help desk has been kept at disposal of the women of the City to reach out to Police in case of domestic violence or any related offense.
This initiative, he said is aimed to cater the need to ensure timely action and fair audience of all aggrieved, so the principals of natural justice are upheled. The Help Desk mobile numbers are 9596770601, 9596770602.
On the occasion SSP Srinagar took a review of the working of Police Station (PS) Women Rambagh and briefed the staff deployed at Help Desk about their duties and responsibilities.
Mr Mughal also interacted with the officers of the PS Women and directed them to work with enthusiasm and maintain professional integrity and try to redress the grievances reported to your PS to the best of your capabilities.
Srinagar Police is committed to ensure peace in the society and to end the menace of domestic violence from Srinagar, he said.