ANTI-TERRORIST AWARENESS CAMPAIGN FROM MONDAY
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.”