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In order to ensure the safety of women in the country, mobile manufacturers are to produce handsets with a panic button from January 1, 2017, claims report.

panic button

According to TOI, manufacturers will receive notification from the government in this regards by this week only.

Reports suggest, this panic button will be GPS connected and it will allow a person to long press a set of buttons which will send out an alert to the user’s family or friends, besides information on the location.

The move to establish this panic button began in the aftermath of the Nirbhaya gangrape in December 2012 and the project is also reported to be funded by Nirbhaya fund set up by the United Progressive Alliance.