NGO launches state’s first dial for protection helpline

Voice for Rights, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) today formally launched Jammu and Kashmir’s first helpline ‘Dial for Protection’, here at Amar Singh Club.

Minister of Social Welfare, Sajjad Gani Lone was the chief guest on the occasion, while as Divisional Commissioner Jammu-MK Bhandari was the guest of honour.

Unveiling the number-18001800304, minister for Social Welfare-Sajad Gani Lone said that “it is indeed a great initiative and social work needs compassion.”

“It is a great pleasure to be here for the inauguration of this project. This particular NGO approached me and I found it very good initiative,” Lone said while addressing the gathering, adding that “involvement of NGOs in rectifying and fighting against social issues is indeed a good sign.”

“As our country grows economically, human rights violations are hampering its progress. It is an important step that NGOs are coming up with such projects,” Sajjad said.

“A wrong is a wrong… be it in Delhi, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir or any part of the world,” he said and added that being a part of social welfare department, he believes that such initiatives on the part of NGOs is much needed.

Chairperson, Voice for Rights, Advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat in her welcome address welcomed the guests on the inaugural function.

Deepika, as per the statement said that ‘Dial for Protection’ would start its work from Jammu province and eventually will venture into other parts of the State.

“As Jammu and Kashmir is believed to be the conflict ridden state, wherein conflict holds the prime position due to which social issues including general human rights violations remained unattended,” she said

Divisional Commissioner Jammu-MK Bhandari assured complete support from the administration. “Voice for Rights shall play a role of bridge in filling the gaps between victim and administration,” he said.

Registrar, Jammu University, Keshav Sharma while talking on the occasion said that such initiatives bring substantial and constructive change in the society. “I congratulate the team of Voice for Rights for taking such a noble initiative.”

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