Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr. Virendra Kumar launches National Helpline Against Atrocities on SCs/STs

Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr. Virendra Kumar launches National Helpline Against Atrocities on SCs/STs


Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr. Virendra Kumar launches National Helpline Against Atrocities on SCs/STs.

Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr. Virendra Kumar today launched a National Helpline Against Atrocities in New Delhi. The Helpline is now available round the clock on toll-free number 14566 across the country. The service is available in Hindi, English, and regional language of the State and Union Territories. It will ensure proper implementation of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. It can be accessed by making a voice call either from a mobile or landline number of any Telecom Operator across the country.



The Prevention of Atrocities Act was enacted with a prime objective view of preventing atrocities on members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. The objective of the helpline is to build informed awareness about the provisions of the Law that are aimed at ending discrimination and providing protection to all.


 

Source – News on air

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