Him­mat app launched


The Union Home Min­is­ter Ra­j­nath Singh has launched ‘Him­mat’, an ap­pli­ca­tion for women’s safety. Laud­ing the Delhi Po­lice for launch­ing the emer­gency call ap­pli­ca­tion for women in dis­tress, Ra­j­nath Singh said the force has been train­ing women of all ages in self-de­fence tech­niques and so far over 15,000 women have been im­parted train­ing. He said such self-de­fence train­ing in­cul­cates a sense of self-con­fi­dence in women.

The Union Home Min­is­ter said the In­dian peo­ple have been tra­di­tion­ally more sen­si­tive to women’s safety is­sues as women have been wor­shipped and re­spected through an­cient times in our so­ci­ety.

Ra­j­nath Singh said that the rep­re­sen­ta­tion of women in the Cen­tral Armed Po­lice Forces (CAPFs) will rise sig­nif­i­cantly in the next few years. He said the Min­istry of Home Af­fairs has tar­geted that women’s rep­re­sen­ta­tion in the CAPFs will go up from the lowly 1.5 per cent to five per cent in the next two to three years. The Union Home Min­is­ter said MHA has also sent an ad­vi­sory to all State Gov­ern­ments to pro­vide 33 per cent rep­re­sen­ta­tion to women in the state po­lice forces.

On the oc­ca­sion, Ra­j­nath Singh un­veiled an ad­ver­tise­ment of the Delhi Po­lice on the launch of Helpline No.1064 and What’sApp num­ber where com­plaints against ha­rass­ment can be regis­tered with pho­tos and videos. He said, Delhi be­ing the Na­tional Cap­i­tal, the Delhi Po­lice has added re­spon­si­bil­ity to turn it­self into a model po­lice force and set an ex­am­ple in model polic­ing.

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