DCW to work with WCD ministry to check cyber abuse, trolling

DCW had last month announced setting up of a cyber cell as part of a pilot project to conduct in-depth research on online harassment of women and girls.

Published: 01st August 2016 08:40 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st August 2016 08:40 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Commission for Women will work with the Ministry Of Women and Child Development to develop an action plan for dealing with rising incidents of cyber abuse and trolling on social media.

"The DCW had written a letter to Union Minister Maneka Gandhi regarding the rising menace of cyber trolling and proposed formulation of a law to check the crime. Following a meeting between the two, it has been decided that they will work on an action plan," a DCW official said.

"It has also been decided that complaints of cyber trolling pertaining to Delhi shall be heard by DCW while those pertaining to the rest of India shall heard by the Ministry of Women and Child Development itself," he added.

DCW had last month announced setting up of a cyber cell as part of a pilot project to conduct in-depth research on online harassment of women and girls.

"The commission will seek the cooperation of police and social networking sites for redressal of online complaints received by it. We are already in talks with Twitter and Facebook to explore the possibility of directly referring complaints of online harassment to them for immediate action," the official said.

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