Crime against women has been an everyday affair in the present day India. Every now and then the media pops up a breaking news that reports some gender based violence. Recently, a brutal gang rape on a running bus in the national capital and the death of the victim has seen a nationwide protest demanding a death sentence for the criminals involved in the barbarous act. Stages were held in every Indian city to mourn her death and big talks are all around in fighting this social menace. But did their voice reached to every nook and corner of India and put a break to the sexual violence against the fairer sex? The answer is a big NO!
Recently though, three New Delhi based entrepreneurs, namely Manuj Porwal, Saurabh Moody, and Tarun Samvedi came up with an mobile application that can be used by women as their armor against any form of sexual violence. This includes any act of misdeed against women and help them to prevent harassment, sexual assault, molestation, or any other uncomfortable situation anytime, anywhere. The application SuspectsRegistry, as they have named it, sends an instant SOS to three numbers as opted by the user, records the audio of the incident as a proof of the crime, publishes the photos of the perpetrators on Facebook, and locates the whereabouts of the incident through GPS tracking or network location sources.
While the whole of India were busy in taking part in protest marches, candle light vigils, and Facebook status updates, the Delhi trio locked themselves up and put in a rigorous effort for 146 hours to bring forth SuspectRegistry with a noble aim to address the growing social cancer. The application is currently available only for Android powered phones. One can easily download the app and get it installed on her phone. Hope the news will be helpful in our attempt to fight any sort of sexual offenses against women.