Vivek Agnihotri reacts to Police patrolling Delhi Metro

In light of recent events, police are set to be deployed in Delhi Metro carriages. Vivek Agnihotri has reacted to the changes.

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"This is so so stupid."

Vivek Agnihotri has reacted to the police patrolling Delhi Metro carriages.

The decision to have officers patrolling carriages was made after a series of videos surfaced online.

Videos show objectionable behaviour in front of commuters.

A young woman named Rhythm Chanana went viral for wearing just a bra and miniskirt on the busy metro and later defended her bold outfit choices.

But more disturbingly, a young man was seen pleasuring himself while looking at his phone.

The man did not seem to care about his surroundings, highlighted by the fact that he was sitting next to a couple.

A police case was eventually registered.

Another video on a train showed a man performing a sex act on another man.

These “objectionable” acts have resulted in police officers being deployed in carriages.

However, Vivek Agnihotri is not a fan of the new measures.

Taking to Twitter, the filmmaker wrote:

“This is so so stupid.”

He also posted a report on the recent decision taken by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to ascertain that there was no display of “objectionable” behaviour.

Social media users did not agree with Vivek’s viewpoint, with many welcoming the new measures.

One said: “A step in the right direction.”

Another wrote: “As a woman and mother I appreciate this decision.”

One netizen pointed out that Vivek’s image of armed officers is misleading.

The user wrote: “It’s looking stupid/outrageous because the image is misleading.

“Viewers might object why so many police and with weapons!

“This bandobast was for Aug 2021, Independence Day additional security.”

Some decided to troll the filmmaker, saying it should inspire him to make a film called The Delhi Metro Files.

Police officers will be deployed on the Delhi Metro soon, both uniformed and plain-clothed.

The DMRC also said that it plans to utilise the CCTV cameras which are installed inside the Metro carriages more often in order to identify objectionable behaviour or, to catch people making videos, which may cause inconvenience to other passengers.

Anuj Dayal, Principal Executive Director, Corporate Communications, DMRC, said:

“We are looking to improve security and surveillance by implementing several measures. This includes patrolling inside trains.”

In a previous statement, DMRC said: “We request the commuters to conduct themselves responsibly while travelling by Metro.

“If the other commuters notice any objectionable behaviour, they should report the matter immediately on the DMRC helpline, detailing the corridor, station and time, etc.

“DMRC will intensify the number of flying squads comprising Metro and security staff to monitor such behaviour and necessary action under relevant provisions of law shall be taken.”

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”

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