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Now, Delhi CM launches a new women helpline number '167'

Monday, 24 December 2012 - 4:42pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI
Amidst nationwide uproar over brutal gang-rape of a paramedic student, the Telecom Ministry announced a three-digit women helpline number.

Amidst nationwide uproar over brutal gang-rape of a paramedic student, the Telecom Ministry on Monday announced a three-digit women helpline number '167'.

"For helping women in distress, Delhi chief minister requested (Telecom Minister) Kapil Sibal to allot a three digit phone number.

"Though DoT has limited resource in respect of three-digit numbers, yet within two hours of the request, a three-digit number '167' has been allotted for chief minister's help-line," a statement from the Department of Telecom said.

This is the first three-digit number to have been allotted in two years.

Protests across the country are being seen demanding speedy justice to the accused in the Delhi gang-rape case, where a 23-year-old paramedical student from Dehradun was alleged raped on Sunday night in a moving bus in Delhi.




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