Women can now carry knives for self defence in Delhi

For ladies living in what is often called the ‘rape capital’ of India, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has announced its decision to allow women to carry small knives for self-defence in the Delhi Metro.

The size of the knife should be up to 4 inches, and if the ID of the woman carrying the knife is considered suspicious, she may be disallowed from carrying it.

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) restricts passengers from carrying sharp objects, guns, firearms and flammable items.