Girls, You Can Now Bring Knives In New Delhi Metro. Find Out Why!

BY JST NEWS

 

Another FYI for travelers in New Delhi, India. Girls – you can bring knives in its metro. The reason behind it? To protect ourselves!

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According to Hindustan Times, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) now permits women to carry lighters, matchboxes and small knives up to 4 inches inside metro trains. CISF explains:

However, we examine the tools and make an entry in a register so that the passenger can be traced if needed.

With 3 million passengers on and off the trains everyday, the Delhi metro has been considered unsafe for female riders who have complained increasing numbers of abuse, assault and sexual molestation.

CISF’s decision follows the mass-molestation in Bangalore on New Year’s Eve when numerous women were attacked on the streets with 1,500 police there. Regarding the ability to carry knives, CISF says:

We carried a review and found that with these items, passengers’ safety is not in danger.

Though this may be a revolutionary move but locals have mixed feelings regarding the change:

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