ANTI-TER­ROR­IST AWARE­NESS CAM­PAIGN FROM MON­DAY

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

VASHI: At a time when so­cial me­dia is the hotspot for ter­ror­ist or­gan­i­sa­tions to lure in­no­cents into the path of vi­o­lence, the city po­lice will con­duct a five- day anti-ter­ror­ist aware­ness drive from Fe­bru­ary 22.

Sem­i­nars on the down­sides of so­cial me­dia will be part of the week-long ini­tia­tive to raise aware­ness about se­cu­rity and counter- ter­ror is­sues among res­i­dents.

Dur­ing the aware­ness drive, the po­lice will con­duct a host of events in­clud­ing es­say writ­ing com­pe­ti­tion, draw­ing con­test and stu­dents’ rally, said deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (zone I) Shahji Umap.

A cam­paign to reg­is­ter names of house own­ers and their ten­ants will also be a part of the drive, which will kick off from Cidco Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre in Vashi. Mu­si­cian and singer duo Ajay-Atul will kick start the ini­tia­tive with a per­for­mance. In at­ten­dance will be ad­di­tional di­rec­tor gen­eral of po­lice Vivek Phansalkar and chief of an­titer­ror­ist squad.

Most of the metro cities are on the hit list of ter­ror­ists. Ow­ing to its prox­im­ity to Mum­bai, Navi Mum­bai may also be prone to an at­tack, said Umap.

In a bid to avoid any un­to­ward in­ci­dent, the Zone I po­lice have un­der­taken the drive to make res­i­dents aware of coun­tert­er­ror is­sues, he said.

Con­cerned over the ris­ing num­ber of crim­i­nals tak­ing shel­ter in the city, po­lice will con­duct a ten­ant reg­is­tra­tion drive dur­ing the anti-ter­ror­ism week.

He said, “Mil­i­tants could at­tack crowded places, in­clud­ing tourist spots and religious places. Res­i­dents will be guided on preven­tive mea­sures dur­ing the anti-ter­ror­ism drive. We have roped in celebri­ties such as Nana Patekar.”

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