The Assam government has launched ‘181-Sakhi’, a toll-free helpline number for women, legislator Chandra Mohan Patowary said.
GUWAHATI: Deaths of 1,773 women have been reported in Assam due to rape, dowry and witch-hunt since 2006 till March 23 this year, the state government told the Assembly.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary gave the information while replying to a question on behalf of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who holds the home portfolio.
The Assam government has launched ‘181-Sakhi’, a toll-free helpline number for women, he said.
The Chief Minister had directed Superintendents of Police of all Assam districts to ensure swift and correct filing of charge sheets in all crime-against-women cases.
The government has also written to the Guwahati High Court Chief Justice to set up a fast-track court to deal with crime against women and children on a daily basis.