In the wake of growing incidents of violence against women, a non-profit
organisation Thursday launched a mobile phone application that helps a
person under threat to send out immediate alert to his contacts
registered on his phone.
"The application is simple and cellphone
alarm based that helps a person who is threatened to send out alert to
registered phone number of three to 10 contacts followed by a small
video clip of the incident and a voice recording that could help police
to identify and follow legal procedure," a release from Security Watch
India (SWI) said.
The application, which is currently being used
by ex-servicemen and their families, could also be useful for corporates
to provide security to their female workers who work till late hours.
The product is art of corporate initiatives of Indian Eye Security Pvt
Ltd, the release added.
"The government must have better
communication with citizens and use media and social networking sites
effectively to convey what is being done in a crises situation. This
responsibility rest with the lieutenant General, and commissioner of
Police who all failed to do so," said Kiran Bedi, former IPS officer and
social activist, who was present on the occasion.
referring to the situation after the gang rape of a young para-medical
student in a moving bus New Delhi, said that we should have "intention to
act" then only the solutions start coming up automatically.