The National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) has received a total of 1,730 calls related to women and children through the 1098 toll-free helpline since its operation from October 2018.

NCWC’s protection service’s head, Yeshi Lham, said that 1,154 calls from October 11, 2018 to June 30 this year were received during 9-5pm on weekdays and government holidays; 576 calls were received after 5pm where the calls are redirected to mobile in person and officials attend the call even at night.

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