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HyderabadBharosa Centre, a hope for aggrieved women

Bharosa Centre, a hope for aggrieved women

Published: 7th May 2021 11:20 pm

Hyderabad: Since its inception five years ago, the Bharosa Centre in Hyderabad has rendered support to close to 10,000 victims. Functioning without a day’s break on account of the pandemic, even the fifth-anniversary celebrations on Friday were muted.

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The ceremony, telecast virtually through Zoom and Facebook Live and presided over by City Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar, was attended by Shikha Goel, Additional Commissioner (Crimes and SIT) and in-charge of Bharosa and She Teams, along with Swati Lakra, Additional
Director General of Police, Women Safety.

Anjani Kumar said the government had recently sanctioned the construction of one more Bharosa Centre for the Hyderabad City Police apart from 13 new Family Counseling Centres. “These new centres are expected to bring down the caseload on the single centre which is currently operational at HACA Bhavan. It will also help in increase in reporting of crimes against women and children,” he said.

Shikha Goel, while jointly launching the new set of creatives and a movie on the occasion, said the centre had taken several business continuity measures during the pandemic. “The measures taken up during the pandemic include the launching of cloud telephony based virtual number, tele-counseling and infrastructure upgrades to help insulate staff from pandemic to the extent possible,” she said.

Swati Lakra, who was part of the initial team that launched the Bharosa Centre in Hyderabad City Police in 2014, said the best practices from the centre were now being replicated across other districts. The government had sanctioned the setting up of Bharosa centres in all major police districts in the State and many were already operational, she added.


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