Rajnath Singh launches women safety mobile app 'Himmat'

Rajnath Singh launches women safety mobile app 'Himmat'

An emergency mobile application by Delhi Police for women in the capital was launched by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday.

While there are several similar applications in the market, Himmat arranges an immediate call back from police control room in case of the user raising an alarm.

This application, however, requires the user to be judicious while pressing the alarm button. Generating false SOS alerts three times, intentionally or otherwise, will lead to cancellation of registration of that particular number, said police.

Women in the capital showed enthusiasm for the application, saying they would prefer Himmat over similar applications becauseit was a police initiative and a call-back was arranged. Some, however, objected to the cancellation after three false alerts saying other applications allow them to alert their relatives even when they just feel uncomfortable at someone’s presence.

“I use VithU application and I send an alert sometimes just to see if my family reacts immediately. Himmat should give us more flexibility. Fear of sending a false alarm should not be overriding my mind,” Sonali Sachdeva, a banker in Delhi, told Deccan Herald.

Police have, however, said re-registration of a mobile number after cancellation is possible by calling 011-23490378. “Police will jump into action as soon as an alert is received from a user. Since every alert will be taken seriously, we would like the users to be careful while using it,” a police officer said.

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