Now, women can carry small knives in Delhi Metro

A senior CISF officer was quoted as saying that small knives were not a threat to security.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 7, 2017 3:30 pm
delhi metro, knife in metro, knives in metro, women safety in metro, delhi metro women safety, metro rules, small knives in delhi metro, delhi metro news, india news The CISF allowed women to carry small knives so that they could defend themselves in the hour of need. (Express photo by Cheena Kapoor/Representational)

The Central Industrial Security Force, which is responsible for security in Delhi Metro Rail Corporation network, has now allowed women to carry knives in metro trains. The decision came after considering the safety issues faced by women while travelling.

A senior CISF officer was quoted as saying that small knives were not a threat to security. “Women will now be permitted to carry knives that are less than four inches long. We realised that small knives are not a threat to security but required by women for their protection,” he said to The Indian Express. Senior CISF officials have said that the step was taken in October 2016 after a review meeting.

Keeping the inconvenience of other passengers in mind, the CISF has also decided to allow lighters and matchboxes in metro trains. However, The Hindu reports that one passenger will be allowed to carry only one lighter or matchbox.

Reports suggest that the decision was taken after labourers complained of inconvenience while travelling in metros. The CISF will also maintain a register of the tools so that their owners can be reached, if required.

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    JJ
    Jan 7, 2017 at 9:18 am
    What will happen if some jehadi groups with the help of some jehadi women stage a major attack . Remember 9/11 was done with fruit cutters . There are many jehadi women .lt;br/gt;And lighters , match boxes in metro !!!!!
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      Jose chereethra
      Jan 7, 2017 at 2:23 pm
      One piece of shaving blade is enough to kill one CISF be careful
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        Munna Mama
        Jan 7, 2017 at 8:03 am
        What is the point in allowing only women, a complicit lady can easily p the knife easily to a male criminal if they are upto something. This is foolish. A matchbox or lighter can always be procured / kept in advance at destination if a traveller needs so. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
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          Ananta Kr.
          Jan 7, 2017 at 7:21 am
          Wow novel solution. Just my little bit. In the US, everyone has a gun. And deaths due to shootings are heard almost every week. If this is how we are empowering women, then a day is not far when we will answer each question in a fit of rage adopting violent methods.
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            Mel
            Jan 7, 2017 at 10:48 am
            what a foolish idea. women are a divisive as men
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              Ravishankar
              Jan 7, 2017 at 9:54 am
              Women should actually carry guns considering that thousands of rapists are roaming in all parts of India, stalking women and looking for an opportunity to rape!
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              1. एस एन
                Jan 9, 2017 at 3:04 am
                मेट्रो में चाकू, लाइटर, माचिस साथ रखने की छूट कत्तई ी नहीं है। यह भयंकर गलती साबित होगी।
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                  Srikanth
                  Jan 8, 2017 at 5:26 am
                  Do u want police security for urself..?
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