A safety app from BJP for women
In the poll season, the Bharatiya Janata Party is wooing women with the launch of a safety mobile application on Friday. Named Raksha (security), the application allows women to sound an alarm in an emergency.
Conceptualised by party spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi, it will send out the location even without the user switching on Raksha, with the press of a key. It will create a group of trusted people who can be alerted, besides offering a map view for easy navigation and providing a loud buzzer.
“Even if the Raksha application is switched off and isn’t running, press the volume key for just three seconds and it will alert the contacts you have chosen beforehand. Your exact location is sent to them on a map,” Ms. Lekhi said.
In the prevailing “atmosphere of insecurity, from borders to streets,” this application is very much needed, says the BJP leader.