'Himmat' : Home Minister launches integrated women safety app 'Himmat'
The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched 'Himmat', a mobile application of Delhi Police which will
allow women to send a distress call to Police Control Room and their relatives
in case of any emergency in New Delhi, recently.
The app will basically cater to employed women who have
smartphones and travel alone even late in the night.
After downloading the app, a new user has to register with
the Delhi Police website by sharing their name, mobile number and that of a
minimum of two relatives/friends.
Once the User registers, the user will get a SMS on mobile
number given at the time of registration with a download link and registration
User has to enter this key in the registration window in the
application. This is a one-time process.
An SMS alert will also be sent to minimum of five friends
and relatives of the user and a status will be posted on his Facebook and
Twitter timeline which will be connected to the App.
The police however cautioned people not to misuse the App.
"Himmat application and service are to be used only
when there is a threat to Life and Limb.
Generating false SOS alerts/ alarms,
intentionally/ unintentionally, will lead to cancellation of the registration
after 3 such (False SOS alerts) incidents.
The user must report in an email/to
support number, if in case they want to re-register and activate the facility.
Support number is 011-23490378".
The Home Minister also asked Delhi Police to make the app
available on iOS platform so that iPhone users can also use it.
The Home Ministry has issued an advisory to all states that
efforts should be made to increase the representation of women to 33%.
The Himmat app can be downloaded free of cost from the Delhi
Police website - www.delhipolice.nic.in and also from the Google Play Store.
The application also has a help section which has details
about how to use each section of the app.
In 2014, 11,000 women have used 100 number facility while
49,717 women have used number 1096, the anti-stalking and obscene calls helpline,
and 1410 women have used the women helpline 1091.