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Good Samaritan Gives Away Free Pepper Spray In India

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Hyderabad, India – A good Samaritan named Raman Garimella has been giving away free pepper spray canisters to women in Hyderabad in an effort to help women protect themselves against the recent rash of crimes against women.

Garimella doesn’t think the best answer to women’s self defense issues is participating in candlelight vigils, holding hands singing kumbaya or even waiting around for the police. Instead he believes that women should take an active role in their own self defense, by arming themselves with pepper spray.

He believes this approach will also change the way men think about women. He wants to empower women, while simultaneously making some men think twice before trying to target a defenseless woman. So, he has decided to supply free pepper spray to all who request it.

His Facebook page says, “Pervs aren’t going to stop as long as consequences are not scary enough. What does scare men is the idea of being pepper sprayed their heads off. Ladies, if you are in Hyderabad and need it, message me for a free bottle of pepper spray and a whistle.”

Recently he has been contacted by more women than he can count. “I used to give pepper spray to my sister and friends but after the Delhi incident, I decided to give away these cans to women who needed them. I think that every woman should carry one. They are not heavy and it can ward off a man for at least 20 minutes. I was surprised to see the impact the status created after I put that up on Facebook. I got many calls from girls who wanted these sprays. And some of my male friends too got pepper sprays for their sisters and relatives as New Year gifts,” he said.

He says he doesn’t want to start a campaign or a movement but simply wants to do his part to help society and hopefully offer some piece of mind and self protection for women.

“I am not here to give advice to men or women. I just want to do my bit so that if caught in such a situation, women can stand up for themselves and protect their lives rather than depending on someone else,” he said.

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Women In Kolkata, India Choose Pepper Spray For Self-Defense

Pepper Spray is popular in India

One thing Piyali Ghosh, a marketing professional, never forgets to carry these days is her trustworthy pepper spray. She is one among the thousands of working women in the city who stay out till late night and feel the need for a safety device that is handy and effective.

Following the spurt in rape cases in the city, more women are putting their faith in pepper sprays for self-defense. In the last six months, the sale of these sprays has shot up by more than four times here.

“The Cobra Pepper Spray was launched six months ago. Priced at Rs. 499, we were initially selling about 50-60 cans a month. Now, it has shot up to 200 – 300 cans,” said Anmol Arora, director of the Calcutta Chemical Corporation.

Businessman V Jain bought the spray for his 22-year-old daughter since she travels long distances regularly. “With crimes against women on the rise in the city, I bought two cans for my daughter. She keeps one in her bag and the other in her car,” he said.

Each canister weighs about 35gm and is good for 5-6 sprays. It can take down eight to 10 people at a time. Although the spray does not harm the person permanently, his eyes keep burning for a couple of hours.

Although it is called pepper powder, the main ingredient is a chemical derived from a fruit from the chilli group which causes a burning sensation. It goes way back to the 1980s when it was first used by the US postal service to scare away dogs. In India, it was introduced a few years ago.

A shop owner at Metro Plaza said, “A few months ago we used to sell five cans. Now, we easily sell 60 cans.”

“We only hear about these sprays, but they aren’t available in the stores. The spray is good to scare away criminals,” said Jadavpur University student Ankita Ghosh.

Congratulations to officials in India for allowing their citizens to protect themselves. Too bad Great Britain and Australia still prevent their citizen from carrying self defense products. Maybe after more of their citizens are victimized, the politicians will see the error of their ways…..but we’re not holding our breath!

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India Allows Tasers To Control Wild Animals

Tasers Will Be Used Against Wild Animals That Attack Humans In India

Thiruvananthapuram, India – Although Tasers and Stun Guns are still illegal for the general public to possess, India will allow them for use by forest rangers for animal control. The Kerala Forest Department announced that they will use the Tasers as a means of controlling wild animal attacks along the Sahyādri mountain range in western India.

The Tasers will be used to fight off and subdue wild animals such as Tigers, who have a tendency to roam into villages and small towns near jungle areas.

Wild animal attacks occur in large numbers in local villages bordering the forest areas in Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Wayanad and Thiruvananthapuram.

Tasers work by firing two metal probes attached to a wire that send an electrical shock that penetrates the skin or fur, leading to a loss of muscle control and disorientation. The electrical shock will then stop the animal in its tracks, affecting the nervous system and interrupting the neuro-impluse communication with the brain.

Kerala Forestry officials, have tried conventional methods such as, traps and tranquilizer guns, however they have been ineffective in controlling some of the more violent and large animals such as tigers and elephants, that often attack humans. As a result they sought out new, non-lethal methods of controlling the animals without putting forest rangers in harm’s way.

“We have lost many lives because we could neither shoot down the animal nor save the victim. The stun guns will be used in life-and-death situations where there is hardly any time for response,” a senior forest official said. He said this device could even be used for overpowering elephants that go on the rampage under ‘musth’. “Usually, it takes hours to calm down such elephants. But one shot from this gun can bring an elephant to its knees, and then mahouts can take over.”

Paramjit Singh, head of Taser International (India), said that 10,000 Taser guns are being used in the USA both by Marshal Services and wildlife officials monitoring safari parks.

It’s interesting that India has seen the benefit of non-lethal methods of animal control. However, they should also realize that these same non-lethal methods can also provide a benefit to the citizens of their country against the criminals who prey on the innocent. A Taser would be the perfect option for the people of India who crave an inexpensive and effective way to provide for their own defense.

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Citizens of Guwahati, India arm themselves after a violent attack rocks the country

A violent sexual assault has put India’s citizens on edge

Guwahati, India – After a recent molestation made world-wide headlines, locals have begun stocking up on self defense supplies. Pepper sprays, stun guns, telescopic batons and knives are a few things that natives of this Indian city have been purchasing en masse in recent weeks.

The early July Guwahati molestation incident seems to have spurred the trend, and has rocked the entire country due to circumstances of the event. On or about July 9th approximately 17 men were involved in the sexual assault of a female outside a pub. It gets worse, the incident was apparently filmed by a reporter, who never thought to try to prevent it or even call police. As of this writing, 15 suspects have been arrested.

The Guwahati incident has instilled fear in single working women, and parents worried about their children’s safety. Now, many locals are buying self defense products or enrolling in self defense classes.

Officials have urged women employees working night shifts to equip themselves with self-defense tools and get some simple training to escape danger.

Experts suggest that in addition to pepper spray, consistent awareness is also a good idea.“Pepper spray can be a handy tool, but being aware of your surroundings is also important. In the last one week, we’ve had a large number of single working women and worried parents enrolling their teenage daughters in our Krav Maga self-defense classes,” says Franklin Joseph, self-defense instructor, Bad-ass Combat Academy.

Pepper Spray has been selling like crazy in India

Further, many are buying telescopic batons and stun guns — though they cost a little more than pepper sprays — which are handy, he added.

Sonia Narang, a local official, said “People are becoming more proactive and taking precautions now. We have issued pamphlets with simple tips to create awareness. While Bangalore is quite safe for women, the first step is to become more alert. Women need to arm themselves.”

It doesn’t matter what part of the world you live in, the danger of becoming a victim of street crime knows no borders. Pepper spray is one of the easiest, and least expensive tools you have at your disposal. Other options include stun guns and Tasers.

The police can’t be everywhere, and they likely won’t be nearby when you need help. Individuals must take responsibility for their own self defense. Don’t leave something as important as your personal safety to chance. Educate yourself by reading our self defense articles and protect your self with self defense products and self defense classes.

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