Women staying in resettlements, slum clusters, unauthorized colonies, villages and on the outskirts of Delhi are at a greater risk of sexual violence. This comes through in a mapping exercise based on the details of callers on the 181 helpline for women in distress set up by the Delhi government after the Nirbhaya case.Police stations where the maximum cases were registered on the basis of calls have been identified and this data will be sent to the commissioner for review and action. The distribution of Sexual Violence Offences—December 31, 2012 to July 15, 2014—shows that the Uttam Nagar police station tops the list with 454 cases. More than 200 cases were registered in the police stations of Sultanpuri, Nangloi, Narela, Jahangirpuri, Aman Vihar, Mangolpuri, Dabri, Najafgarh, Burari, Tilak Nagar, Sangam Vihar and Gokalpuri. The total cases registered across 259 police stations on the basis of calls till July 15 was 14,318. The helpline has received 9,56,942 calls.
A human rights activist and the government consultant on the helpline, Khadijah Faruqui, pointed to the vulnerability of girls living on the city’s periphery. The assessment—the data for which is being compiled—is
seen as a ground report for policy planners. This is the first such exercise by the helpline.
Of the 4,66,812 calls received from December 31, 2012 to May 31, 2014, over 64,000 were about domestic violence. Sexual assault complaints were made by 19,357 callers and a shocking 8,813 calls were regarding child
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