In poll season, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is wooing women with the launch of a safety mobile application. Named 'Raksha' (security), the application allows women to sound an alarm in case of an emergency. Launched on Friday, the application, conceptualised by party spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi will, at the press of a key, send out the location without switching on the Raksha application.
It will create a group of trusted people who can be alerted, offer a map view for easy navigation and has a loud buzzer too.
“Even if the Rakhsa application is switched off and isn't running, pressing the volume key for just three seconds alerts the specific contacts you have chosen beforehand. Your location is sent to them on a map which locates your exact whereabouts,” Ms. Lekhi said.
The need for the application, the BJP leader said, is the prevalent “atmosphere of insecurity from borders to streets.”