Admist nationwide uproar over brutal gang-rape of a paramedic student,
the Telecom Ministry Monday announced a three-digit women helpline number
"For helping women in distress, Delhi Chief Minister requested
(Telecom Minister) Kapil Sibal to allot a three digit phone number.
DoT has limited resource in respect of three-digit numbers, yet within
two hours of the request, a three-digit number '167' has been allotted
for Chief Minister's helpline," a statement from the Department of
This is the first three-digit number to have been allotted in two years.
across the country are being seen demanding speedy justice to the
accused in the Delhi gangrape case, where a 23-year-old para-medical
student from Dehradun was alleged raped on Sunday night in a moving bus in New Delhi.