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In order to deal with the rise in domestic violence cases during the COVID-19 lockdown, the Karnataka government has informed the High Court that a scheme called “Santhwana” has been implemented to provide counselling, legal aid, and medical aid for victims.
With 193 Santhwana centres working 24x7 at taluk and district levels, the state has informed the Court that necessary counselling services are being provided over the phone.
Moreover, the state told the Court that during the lockdown period, 315 calls were received and attended to by the Santhwana counsellors.