Govt To Introduce Panic Button In Handsets
The Government of India is planning to come up with a Panic button in every mobile handset from January 2017, to ensure safety of women in the country.
The minister for child and women development, Maneka Gandhi has said that Panic buttons in cell phones will be mandatory from 1st of January, 2017 and any woman in distress can press it. Handsets currently in use will also be retrofitted.
The minister also informed that an application is being developed which will alarm at least 10 people in case of a threat. The phones will also feature GPS so that the exact location of the woman can be traced.
The government also plans to introduce one-stop centers for violence affected women and will inaugurate 130 such centers this year, which will be increased to 660 in the coming times.
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