JODHPUR: A local NGO has launched a round-the-clock toll free 'Nirbhaya' helpline for women, with an aim of providing help or counseling to women suffering from any problems.
"It is a welcome step in an era when about 15% crimes are related to women ranging from eve-teasing to rape," IGP Jodhpur Sunil Dutt said at the launch Friday.
"Such helpline would help the women to have an easy access to experts, who would be able to help or guide them in resolving their suffering or woes, " he added.
The helpline has been launched by Sambhali Trust. The toll free number for the helpline is 18001200020.
"Many women hardly have an access or courage to approach police in case of any problems. They will be quite comfortable to make a call on the helpline to seek appropriate follow up or guidance," Dutt said and assured that police will also extend its support to help this helpline meet its objective.