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Be Fearless, Be Nirbhaya: Mumbai Police Releases Another Powerful Awareness Clip, Netizens Applaud
With a voiceover by actor Amitabh Bachchan, the 2:08-minute video shows different women facing harassment by men at various public places and on the streets in Mumbai.
Mumbai: The crime cases against women in Mumbai have seen a massive spike over the past few years, prompting the authorities to adopt initiatives that could curb these heinous incidences. On Wednesday, the Mumbai Police, in collaboration with Amitabh Bachchan and Rohit Shetty, released a short film to promote awareness about its Nirbhaya Squad.
With a voiceover by actor Amitabh Bachchan, the 2:08-minute video shows different women facing harassment by men at various public places and on the streets in Mumbai. A middle-aged woman coming out of a railway station, a young woman travelling on a bus, one driving at night or those hanging out with friends—all of them are seen being targeted by men, following which they immediately dial the Nirbhaya Squad helpline number ‘103’.
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“Laangh Ke Ab Tu Laxman Rekha,
Ban Nidar, Ban Nirbhaya!
Fearless women – a trademark of Mumbai!
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) January 26, 2022
The video, directed by ace director Rohit Shetty, shows cops of the Nirbhaya Squad rushing to the aid as soon as they get the call.
“Laangh Ke Ab Tu Laxman Rekha,Ban Nidar, Ban Nirbhaya!” Fearless women – a trademark of Mumbai! And now a dedicated squad, which is a reflection of the fearlessness amongst the women in this city – Nirbhaya Squad,” the caption of the post reads.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil also launched 91 of Nirbhaya Squads in Mumbai. Talking to the media, Minister Aditya Thackeray said,”The squads consist of specially trained female & male officers stationed across Mumbai, 24/7. One can dial 103 for immediate assistance.”
Take a look at tweets and posts for Nirbhaya Squad:
Kudos to the Mumbai police force for implementing a dedicated safety cell called ‘Nirbhaya squad’ 🙏🏼
— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) January 26, 2022
I am always proud of you mumbai police n your innovative initiatives. Jai bharat jai maharashtra 🙏🏽 🇮🇳
— Subhash Ghai (@SubhashGhai1) January 26, 2022
बन निडर, बन निर्भया ✊🏻
Fearless women- Trademark of Mumbai
Big thank you n congratulations @MumbaiPolice @CMOMaharashtra @Dwalsepatil on the launch of Nirbhaya Squad-dedicated to #womensafety 🙏🏻✊🏻#NirbhayaHelpline103#NirbhayaRepublic#NidarRepublic https://t.co/9gogvgkhvI
— Urmila Matondkar (@UrmilaMatondkar) January 26, 2022
“Nirbhaya Squad” is a dedicated squad for women in Mumbai.‘’103” is a dedicated helpline number that women can use in crisis or report any women-related crimes.
— Manish Malhotra (@ManishMalhotra) January 26, 2022
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) January 26, 2022
Thank you @MumbaiPolice , Hon. @CMOMaharashtra , Hon. HM @Dwalsepatil ji , @satejp ji @CPMumbaiPolice & @vishwasnp ji for this initiative for Women’s safety. A dedicated Nirbhaya Squad for absolute Mahila Nirbhayata in the city! #NirbhayaHelpline103 . pic.twitter.com/MpbgWM1eS2
— Priyanka Chaturvedi🇮🇳 (@priyankac19) January 26, 2022
The ‘Nirbhaya Squad’ forces are here for all the women and young girls out there. This is an initiative by the @MumbaiPolice. “103” is a dedicated helpline number that can be used by women in crisis or report any women related crimes. pic.twitter.com/vTfBzOhtz0
— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) January 26, 2022
Our @MumbaiPolice is committed to keep the women in our city safe with these initiatives: “Nirbhaya Squad”- a dedicated squad for the women of Mumbai & “Dial 103” – a dedicated helpline for women in crisis or to report any women related crimes. pic.twitter.com/cW4SnIasQm
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) January 26, 2022
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) January 26, 2022
About Nirbhaya Nirbhaya Squad
Last year, rattled by the brutal rape and murder of a woman, the Mumbai Police had swung into action and set up a Nirbhaya Squad for the safety of women. According to a Indian Express report quoting the Mira-Bhayandar Vasai Virar (MBVV) Police Commissionerate’s statistics for the last five years shows crimes against women rose from 1,194 in 2017 to 1,541 in 2019 to 1,775 in 2021. The cases of rape have gone up from 176 in 2017 to 220 in 2019 and to 292 cases in 2021.