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Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a type of harassment involving the use of explicit or implicit sexual overtones, including the unwelcome or inappropriate promise of rewards in exchange for sexual favors.Sexual harassment includes a range of actions from verbal transgressions to sexual abuse or assault.Harassment can occur in many different social settings such as the workplace, the home, school, churches, etc. Harassers or victims may be of any gender.

Here are few important numbers to use when you are in immediate need of support or protection.

Dial

100: Police

1091: Women’s helpline number

181: Women’s helpline number

+91 7217735372 Domestic Violence helpline number by National Commission For Women

112: Single emergency helpline number for immediate assistance to services such as the police and women’s helpline

1800-2000-113: Helpline number for Transgender and men who have sex with men (MSM) community

Sakshi – violence intervention center(0124) 2562336/ 5018873

Mail:

[email protected] : National commission for women

[email protected] : One stop crisis centre

Visit:

http://www.sakhi.gov.in/ : One stop crisis centre

http://ncwapps.nic.in/ : National commission for women

Here are few important numbers to use when you are in immediate need of support or protection.

Dial

100: Police

1091: Women’s helpline number

181: Women’s helpline number

+91 7217735372 Domestic Violence helpline number by National Commission For Women

112: Single emergency helpline number for immediate assistance to services such as the police and women’s helpline

1800-2000-113: Helpline number for Transgender and men who have sex with men (MSM) community

Sakshi – violence intervention center(0124) 2562336/ 5018873

Mail:

[email protected] : National commission for women

[email protected] : One stop crisis centre

Visit:

http://www.sakhi.gov.in/ : One stop crisis centre

http://ncwapps.nic.in/ : National commission for women

Reporting the crime

We understand that making the decision to report a sexual assault incident can be difficult and personal. Through this section, we will take you through the procedures and challenges in reporting to help you make an informed decision.

Step 1:-

Register First Information Report (FIR) in the nearest police station

–Rights of the victim during FIR

★It is recommended to file the FIR within 24 hrs of the incident and even to call the police as soon as possible after the incident.

★If the victim couldn’t contact the police then their family can contact them and request them to come where the victim is.

★The victims family can also file the FIR.

★FIR can also be filled later i.e when the victim is ready and willing to.

★The victim has the right to get the FIR’s copy Free Of Cost.

–Three possible situation and steps to follow:-

• The FIR is already Filed.

• If the FIR is not filed then go to the police station and file the FIR.

• If the police refuse to file the FIR then call on 100 and complaint, your FIR should be filed then.

          In case inconvenience remains unresolved even after calling on 100 then the victim should contact Superintendent or NCW(National Commission For Women) and get the FIR filed.

– Once the FIR is filed then please proceed to the next step.

Step 2:-

Hiring a lawyer

When comes to hiring a lawyer to legally punish the culprits, the victim can hire a lawyer from DLSA or her known one.

★For hiring a known lawyer, the victim will have to bear the costs on her own.

★If hiring a lawyer through DLSA, the victim has two choices to proceed either online or on the ground.

– If the online way is approached, then click on the “form” and fill the required details

– For offline, the victim has to collect the physical form approaching the District Legal Service Authority Office. After filling the form with the required details, submit it in the office.

• Once you finish any of the three above mentioned procedures proceed to the next step.

Step 3:-

If accused not arrested?

–Is the accused ARRESTED OR NOT?

★The accused is arrested.

★If No, he is not arrested

   – Write a letter to the Superintendent or NCW covering the major two points I.e arresting the accused and asking for the police protection.

And then make sure the accused is arrested.

   – If even after writing a letter action is not taken then contact the Judicial Magistrate and get confirmed after that the accused is arrested.

• Once the accused is arrested, please go to the next step.

Step 4:-

If you aren’t satisfied by the Investigation.

Without the victim’s satisfaction with the investigation, the case can’t be taken in the court.

★If the victim is satisfied with the investigation, the case is then headed in the court.

★If the victim is not satisfied with the investigation,  she has to write a letter regarding her dissatisfaction to the Superintendent or NCW. If the concerned authorities take action, and the victim is satisfied with it, the case will be in court.

               If the concerned authorities don’t take any action, the victim has to contact the judicial magistrate, and the case will be in court after the victim satisfies with the action taken by the judicial magistrate.

Follow the above steps which are for real-time on ground procedure and in case of any queries or difficulties in above given steps, feel free to contact us.

Speaking up for justice is always a choice!

But if you do, we are here to support you!

The form should be filled by the Complainant only, and with complete genuine information

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Q. If the police officer refuses to file an FIR and dismisses the complaint, what can the victim do?

It is mandatory for the police to register an FIR. If the police officer in charge refuses to 

register an FIR, the victim can send the information to the Superintendent of Police in writing. 

The Superintendent may conduct the investigation themselves or order a subordinate police 

officer to carry it out.14 Some States have the option of filing a complaint online as well. An 

e-FIR can also be filed for offences like rape, dowry death, etc. However, for offences such as assault and stalking only a complaint can be filed online. It can be later escalated into an 

FIR after seeking permission from the Magistrate. 

Q. Can I call the police to the location where the incident took place? 

Yes, you can call the police to the location of the crime or wherever you are. When the police arrive, they can register an FIR on the spot as well. Please remember that the police cannot force you to be present at the police station to register an FIR.

Q. What number do I call to report a sexual crime?

You can contact the local police at their helpline number: 100. The National Commission 

for Women (NCW) has launched a national helpline (1091) for women. You can dial 1091 to 

report a sexual crime anywhere in India. You will be required to give details of the crime, 

your address, and phone number. A police unit will reach you soon to help you. You can also dial 181, a helpline available in all States of India.

Q. Will I be required to go to court on each date of the hearing?

You will be required to appear before the Magistrate after filing of the FIR to record your 

Statement. The public prosecutor then proceeds with the case and you will not be required to be present in court on each date of the hearing. You will be called for recording the 

Evidence at a later date.

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