What are the Domestic Violence Helplines?

Last updated on Apr 8, 2022

[Trigger Warning: The following content contains information on domestic violence which some readers may find disturbing.]

You can also reach out to certain helplines that will help you file a complaint, locate the relevant Protection Officer, and provide additional help and support. The relevant governmental helplines are listed below.

Violence and Crimes


If you are facing violence, you can call 100 to seek immediate help from the police. After describing your location, a police unit will be sent to you for further assistance.

National Commission for Women, Police Helpline: 

If you are facing violence, you can call and complain about it. These are the steps you should take:

Step 1: Call 1091

Step 2: Describe the crime in detail

Step 3: Give your location and contact number

The police will then be sent to your location to assist you and stop the harasser.

Missing Persons and Kidnapping

Missing Women and Children

This helpline helps track missing persons. You can take the following steps:

Step 1: Call 1094. 

Step 2: Provide them with the contact number of the missing person.

Step 3: A phone number search is done on ZIPNET (Zonal Integrated Police Network) where they will trace the location of the missing person and contact the police.

Step 4: If they cannot locate the missing person, they will reach out to the police station to continue the search on the ground level.

Some states provide handbooks for ASHA workers where you can find more information on forms on violence, where it can happen and how to file a complaint to seek protection against domestic violence. For example, see this handbook published for ASHA in Chattisgarh, Delhi, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

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