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Mumbai police uses Twitter to curb crime against women

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Aug 19, 2017, 2:42 am IST
Updated : Aug 19, 2017, 2:42 am IST

The Mumbai police has used Twitter to send out messages and spread awareness.

The police has approached the netizens by asking them to call up the Mumbai police hotline of 100 and report the matter of stalking immediately, with a picture or screenshot if possible.
 The police has approached the netizens by asking them to call up the Mumbai police hotline of 100 and report the matter of stalking immediately, with a picture or screenshot if possible.

Mumbai: The Mumbai police has begun an online initiative on Twitter to deter potential stalkers and encourage women to alert it immediately. The 25-year-old victim had posted pictures of the two accused men who were alleged stalked her for 3-km and reported their vehicle number on the Twitter handle of tge Mumbai police.

The Mumbai police has used Twitter to send out messages and spread awareness. It has put out posts related to pop culture references. It has also used humour to sent out socially relevant messages. The Twitter team of the department has proven to be witty. The Mumbai police has started sending messages and posting images to curb stalking and emphasising on the safety of women.

 

The police has approached the netizens by asking them to call up the Mumbai police hotline of 100 and report the matter of stalking immediately, with a picture or screenshot if possible.

Mumbai police spokesperson DCP (Operations) Rashmi Karandikar said, “With a rise in the stalking cases in Mumbai, we have started an online campaign, asking them to come forward and report the matter and post a picture, if any, and not keep mum about it. If the stalker is behind a woman, he should keep in mind that we are right behind him.”

Tags: stalking, twitter