Success: City Implements Innovative Crime Reporting Kiosk

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Target: Joydeep Nayak, Inspector of General Police in Bhubaneswar, India

Goal: Thank man for creating kiosks that allow Indian women to anonymously report crimes against them

Anonymous crime machines will soon be implemented in India, a country where women who report assaults against them are often also abused by the police they report to. This initiative is a positive advancement in women’s rights and security and India and should be praised and supported.

Women in India are often mistreated and disrespected as noted in this previous ForceChange petition, and the law enforcement officers who are supposed to be there to protect often assault these women when they report crimes against them. Assault and rape are very common in India and just recently, the head of the Central Bureau of Investigation suggested that women should enjoy getting raped.

Joydeep Nayak, the head of Odisha, India’s police human rights unit, created the Instant Complaint Logging Internet Kiosk, which offers a solution to this issue of abuse against women by other men and the police force. The kiosk, which resembles an ATM, allows women to type or speak their complaint and are given a receipt to track their response from the police. Approximately eight to ten women have already been using this kiosk per day. Nayak hopes that the kiosks can be implemented alongside ATMs, in schools, bus and train stations, and public areas all around the country.

This initiative is extremely commendable, especially in a country where women are regarded so poorly. Please sign the petition below to support the anonymous crime machines that protect women in India from assault.


Dear Joydeep Nayak,

Upon hearing about your Instant Complaint Logging Internet Kiosk, we became thrilled with the initiative to help women fight crimes against them in a culture where they are so often mistreated. We are writing simply to thank you for your creation and your passion towards women’s rights.

As you are aware, women in India are often raped or abused by men, and many times do not report it because the police frequently abuse the women who report the crimes as well. This is a disheartening situation and solutions to this issue are long overdue.

Your kiosk will likely greatly improve women’s situations across the country. We encourage you to continue to work on this goal and implement kiosks in public places across the country.  Thank you again for your efforts.


[Your Name Here]

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