Jagruk Nagrik Surakha Sansthan is a citizen action group formed in Delhi with the aim of preparing citizens to counter terrorism. Some of their initiatives were recently highlighted on Live Mint:
As the first part of its action plan, JNSS has identified areas that are most vulnerable to terror strikes. These are busy and crowded markets. Two separate teams are being formed, one to keep a watch and the other to act in case of an emergency – the Citizens’ Intelligence Network to keep a vigil Citizens’ Active Response team.
All the shopkeepers have been asked to volunteer just one worker to join the Citizens’ Active Response team. They would be expected to take note of any suspicious activities and people moving around the market.
The goals of JNSS embody EPR India’s belief that citizens must take responsibility for their own safety and security. Here is their mission and vision according to jnss.in
To put in place at the very grassroots a localized ,highly proactive & immaculately responsive, “Citizen Intelligence Network (CIN)” to ensure prevention of any terrorist attacks in Delhi (Targetted time to achieve the same = 6 months from 01/12/08 )
To put in place a localized & highly responsive, “Citzens Active Response Team (CART)”, comprising of dare devil patriotic souls/ individuals who will assist the police ON SITE & its other agencies in case any terrorist attack still happens through the length & breadth of Delhi & NCR (RESPONSE TIME = 2 – 3 minutes ).
The above module will be set up for each Market area followed by Railway station neighborhoods, Metro neighborhoods, Bus Stands, Schools, Malls, RWAs, Colonies etc.To put in place a 10 – 20 member strong highly motivated CTF (Central Task Force) which shall operate zonally to back up the localized CART team with a response time of less than 30 minutes.
Finally, to pursue the deliverance of a considerate & sustainable Rehabilitation Programme for the victims which is automatically initiated and door delivered without them being further harassed or victimized by the system.
Here are EPR India, we are extremely excited about the formation of JNSS and wish them a lot of luck in their endeavors. Godspeed
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