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Helpline set up in Delhi exclusively for women

24 January 2013 Last updated at 13:29 GMT

After the brutal gang rape of a young woman in Delhi sparked protests demanding greater security for women, authorities have set up a helpline exclusively for women.

Staff deal with up to 3,000 calls a day about sexual harassment, stalking and attacks.

A senior consultant at the help line, Khadeeja, explains to the BBC how it works.

Video produced by BBC Hindi's Shalu Yadav