Here comes a mobile app to save men from harassment

The app would offer details of 50 NGOs in 50 cities in 25 states where people could personally seek legal counselling and support.

By: Press Trust of India | Updated: June 11, 2014 10:52 am
app A window to the library of such important judgements and case studies is also present in the app.

Men who are at the receiving end of domestic violence or are the victims of harassment cases need not feel left out any more. Help has come via a mobile app.

An NGO working for protection of men’s rights has come up with a unique mobile application and a dedicated helpline number to help men in distress.

Save India Family Foundation, the NGO whose Kolkata chapter is known as ‘Hridaya-Nest’, developed the app keeping in mind a growing tribe of males who are becoming victims of the alleged misuse of Section 498a of the IPC and anti-rape laws.

The app named ‘SIF’ was launched in April.

“Any man, who is facing harassment, both legal and otherwise, domestic violence, abuse on social media and family disputes can contact SIFF counsellors on the single click of a button “SIF APP”, Amit Gupta of Hridaya-Nest said. He said the APP would offer details of 50 NGOs in 50 cities in 25 states where people could personally seek legal counselling and support.

SIFF, a platform of more than 50 NGOs which are fighting for men’s rights and injustice against men across India, has been working to help men in trouble for the last few years.

According to an official of SIFF, the mobile APP and the helpline number also offer access to various case studies to fight back misuse of anti-rape laws and 498a cases.

“In the mobile App, we also provide you a window to the library of such important judgements and case studies,” the SIFF official said. “We aim to reach more than eight crore smart phone users of this country,” Gupta said. The helpline too has been a huge hit as it has received more than 16,000 calls in less than 50 days from its launch, he claimed. The helpline has been launched in the states of MP, Delhi NCR, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Haryana and other states.

“The highest number of calls have been received from Madhya Pradesh,” Gupta said and claimed that they had received calls and responses from foreign countries as well like Singapore, UK and the USA.

Among the cities, the maximum number of calls, 23 per cent of all, have been received from Delhi, while the lowest, one per cent, have been received from Vizag.

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    manish kaushik
    Sep 19, 2017 at 5:28 am
    meri wife ka name kusum hai usne case kiya hai mane use mara hai uska hath kata hai but mane nahi kata or me agar uska hath katta to sholder se nahi katta or na me aisa kar sakta wo hamesha property k pitchey thi hamesha mere gharwalo se hissa mangti thi k mujhe property me se hissa chahiye mere chakkar me ek ladki ko fasaya gya hai k mera usk sath galat sambandh hai but aisa bhi nahi hai wo meri college nad official friend hai or usne mujhe financly or officily help ki thi or kuch nahi or mene apni wife kusum ko bhi ussse kai baar milvaya hai k usko galat nahi lage meri bv bolti haii mane bandook k dum per usse dhanda karata hu kya gaav k areas me ye ho sakta hia jo ladki mere uper gahr walo k saamne mere uper hath de wo aisa kar sakti hai mujhe fasaya gya hai usk sath ek usk village ka lawyer hai jo pehle 7 year rap k case ma under ja chuka hai or khud ka divorce case chal raha hai ab vo meri bv ka galat use karna chah raha hai plkz meri help ki jaye
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      Mamta
      Sep 7, 2017 at 3:31 pm
      I need Mencell no
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        Jai Ashok Malik
        May 5, 2017 at 2:19 pm
        The NGO for men really today harrased by the Women to men. I want to meet you personally, I am 61 years old men. My wife with 2 sons and his wife. Every day tourched me. So that please provide me your contact address. I explain everythink in front of you.
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          Ragesg
          Jul 1, 2016 at 1:01 pm
          Police should not harrsss men lt;br/gt;New charge is 133 of Indian law
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            Sahil
            May 31, 2016 at 11:45 am
            Please let me know is this app is abailable for iphone
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