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13 FIRs registered among 4,000 cases, DCW to undertake study


New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women will undertake a study on the nature of over 4,000 complaints received by Delhi Police’s ‘Himmat’ application and find out why FIRs were registered only in 13 such cases.

The commission will conduct an enquiry on the status of the remaining cases.

The commission today held a meeting of the state-level coordination committee on women safety in which DCW Chief Swati Maliwal emphasized on greater coordination among various agencies to combat women trafficking and other issues related to women safety.

“Delhi Police’s ‘Himmat’ has received over 4,000 complaints since its launch this year but FIRs has been launched in only 13 cases. We will take a study to find out what happened to rest of the cases,” said Maliwal after the meeting with Police Commissioner BS Bassi, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, and Women and Child Department (WCD) secretary.

Himmat is a mobile-based application, which was launched in January this year by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Women can use its features to alert Delhi police in cases of threat and untoward incident.

Maliwal said that she has also proposed to include elected representatives in the committee to ensure that lawmakers are made part of the consultation process.

“I have requested the committee to include ministers from Delhi Cabinet because they will represent voice of people. MLAs are elected representatives of people and it will be better to have them in the committee,” she said.

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