Non-governmental organisation (NGO) Voice for Rights has launched a toll-free helpline “18001800304” for victims of child rights abuses in Jammu and Kashmir. Deepika Singh Rajawat, the chairperson of the NGO, said the helpline will cater to people in Jammu for the time being, though they plan to expand their network eventually. Through the helpline, the NGO plans to provide legal and other assistance to victims.
“Our country is growing economically, but human rights violations are hampering its progress. It is an important that NGOs come up with such projects,” state Social Welfare Minister Sajjad Gani Lone said at the inauguration of the helpline. “A wrong is a wrong…be it in Delhi, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir or any part of the world. I am very happy that NGOs come up with very stringent and unambiguous definition of wrongs.”