Bengaluru: Women help desks under Nirbhaya scheme disbanded

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22-12-2023

    The help desk was functional for a period of 3 years

    Lack of funds cited as reason for closure

    This may render the women involved in the help desks jobless

The Karnataka Home Ministry has decided to call off women help desks. Started under Nirbhaya scheme three years ago, these women help desks had played a major role in dealing with cases related to POCSO, sexual harassment, among others. The initiative was lauded for its contribution in keeping the city of Bengaluru safe and offering much needed support for vulnerable women. The help desk was functional for a period of 3 years. 

The ministry states that it is forced to end them because of want of funds. It is being reported that this move may render the women involved in the help desks jobless. 


Earlier in November, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah inaugurated a first of its kind, state-of-the-art safe city command and control centre at the Bengaluru Police Commissioner’s office. 7500 CCTV cameras were in use in the centre. These cameras would alert the Hoysala police vehicles in case of an emergency. These vehicles have the ability to reach the location of the crime in 7 minutes. Furthermore the centre had a record of 30,000 offenders to aid in the investigations. Rs 660 crore from the Nirbhaya fund was used to set up this centre. The unit boasted of 24/7 functionality.

Bengaluru: Women help desks under Nirbhaya scheme disbanded

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    The help desk was functional for a period of 3 years

    Lack of funds cited as reason for closure

    This may render the women involved in the help desks jobless

The Karnataka Home Ministry has decided to call off women help desks. Started under Nirbhaya scheme three years ago, these women help desks had played a major role in dealing with cases related to POCSO, sexual harassment, among others. The initiative was lauded for its contribution in keeping the city of Bengaluru safe and offering much needed support for vulnerable women. The help desk was functional for a period of 3 years. 

The ministry states that it is forced to end them because of want of funds. It is being reported that this move may render the women involved in the help desks jobless. 


Earlier in November, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah inaugurated a first of its kind, state-of-the-art safe city command and control centre at the Bengaluru Police Commissioner’s office. 7500 CCTV cameras were in use in the centre. These cameras would alert the Hoysala police vehicles in case of an emergency. These vehicles have the ability to reach the location of the crime in 7 minutes. Furthermore the centre had a record of 30,000 offenders to aid in the investigations. Rs 660 crore from the Nirbhaya fund was used to set up this centre. The unit boasted of 24/7 functionality.

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