When you open a newspaper in the morning, you will find many rape cases from every corner of the country, as India is shamed by a rape case for every 22 minutes. A rape is extreme crime against the women as they just don’t get hurt physically but also mentally as well as socially. Society always blames the girl’s behaviors for her rape. In the most cases, young girls and child girls are the victim of the crime because culprit thinks that it is easy to suppress their voice and could be easily stopped from reporting.
“Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.” No doubt laws are there, but its complex lengthy procedures could not help the victims. The power of money has crippled the Indian judiciary system. Instead of depending on the government for safety of women in India, a bunch of engineering student come up with the solution by creating GPS equipped anti-rape underwear which delivers a 3,880 kilovolt shock to any potential attacker. It looks like an ordinary night gown.
Manisha Mohan, Rimpi Tripathy and Niladri Basu are the inventors of anti-rape underwear, and currently doing their engineering from SRM University, Chennai. There source of inspiration for creating this innovative idea is the Delhi gang rape of a 23 years old medical student in the bus, in December 2012.
You might be curious to know how it works. As it delivers a 3,880 kilovolt shock, you might be concerned about the person who wear it so make it clear that it is developed with an insulating layer to protect the wearer. It will send an electric current to the assaulter if he tries to press a woman’s body, by pressing of button by the wearer. This will not only protect the women but it would be an on the spot punishment for the assaulter and this can teach him a lesson for the rest of his life.
If the initial shock is harmless to the attacker and if he tries once again then that garment has facility to produce multiple shocks up to 82 times and that would be absolutely sufficient for him. It is well equipped with the GSM and GPS system that can track and send the location of the girl where she is attacked.
It’s become difficult for the girls to move out of the house alone, especially at night. According to a survey, 96% of the women in Delhi feel unsafe after sunset and due to the increament in rape cases, 35% of the foreign women tourist has fall down in India.
Now, students are working on to ensure that product is water-proof. They are trying different fabrication in order to protect the circuit so that users can wash it like other garments. They are also looking forward for its Bluetooth connectivity that can send the stress message to the friends and family of the girl.
For this innovation, the trio was privileged with the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards.
In order to make it affordable for the average middle class people, the trio will take help of the industrialist who can finance the production of anti-rape wear. Till the time strict laws are not made and implemented properly, this innovation can be a defensive source for the women.