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Women safety emergency number '112' launched in 16 states, UTs

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In view of women's safety, and for Women and Child Development (WCD) on Tuesday jointly launched a single pan number '112' for any emergency in 16 States and Union Territories.

In addition, Investigation Tracking System for Sexual Offences (ITSSO) and Safe City Implementation Monitoring Portal were also launched.The Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) has been launched in Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Andaman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and

ERSS had already been successfully implemented in the States of and Welcoming the joint effort of ministries of WCD and Home Affairs in preparing and launching these women safety initiatives, the Home called on the states for effective implementation of these initiatives to make them a success. "The launch of ERSS is a milestone in women safety in the country," said "To improve the ecosystem of women safety in the country, we have to not only strengthen the judicial system but also to change the mindset of the society towards women," said adding, "Women safety is a sensitive issue and each one in the society should take responsibility for it so that women can equally and freely contribute to the economy, politics and society of the country."The also announced approval of Rs 78.76 crore for a special project under the for strengthening DNA analysis capacities in the of four States of (and Madurai), (and Agra), (Kolkata) and (Mumbai).

The government has launched these initiatives to provide effective deterrence against the offence of rape, besides enactment of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018.

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First Published: Tue, February 19 2019. 19:07 IST
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