Delhi Police and the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh have announced an application called Himmat to provide security to the women of the country. Women safety and security have been a pressing concern for a while in India, and the same has escalated post the unfortunate incident involving Uber in India.
The application will be available starting January 1st on the police website and will work on Android smartphones. In the due course of time the application will also be available on other platforms.
The way the application works is that the user has to enter in her details including the phone number and e-mail ID when she downloads the application. She will receive a confirmation of registration message. She also has to enter in two contact numbers of her relatives or friends minimum whom she wishes to contact in case of a distress.
In case of an emergency, she can shake the phone to activate the app or do the same from the power button. An audio video recording will take place for 30 seconds and an alert message will be sent to the registered contacts. Not just this, she will get a PCR assistance as well as her locations and the footage will be sent across. This way with minimum interference or processes, she will be able to call for help in case there is a problem. We hope that the Himmat app is one of the many drastic steps that the government of India takes using technology to help secure the women of the country.