Kerala Women’s Commission SMS Alert Service on 537252
Bad news for eve teasers in Kerala!!! The Kerala Women’s Commission (KWC) has launched Short Messaging Service alerting system for women in trouble from rapacious males.
Women in any part of the state can now seek the help of women’s panel officials if they find themselves in trouble by sending an SMS to the dedicated number “537252“. All such messages would be passed on to the State Police Monitoring Room, where the sender’s number would be sorted out and assistance provided with the help of respective local police stations.
The service comes into effect at a time when Kerala’s image has been dented by a number of cases of atrocities and sexual crimes on women.
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy during the launch of the SMS alrting service on 11th October 2011 said, it would help instil self-confidence in women. “Providing space for women to lodge complaints is more important than the number of cases attended,” he said.
The idea was mooted a year back by D Sreedevi, the chairperson of Kerala Women’s Commission Justice. The system was developed with technical support of National Informatics Centre after a series of tests of its technological feasibility and social acceptance.
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