Police in many states of India have begun using social media to engage with citizens, especially younger generations. Many instances of them using memes and pop culture references to spread awareness have emerged. Featured Image: Twitter account of Mumbai Police
‘Ja Simran Ja’: Delhi Police jumps on meme bandwagon to connect with the youth
Behind these memes, particularly noticeable over the past few weeks, is a 10-member social media team led by inspectors and officers from the Special Branch
#BhramastraOfCyberSafety: UP Police uses Brahmastra reference to spread awareness about cyber safety
The UP Police advised people to form strong passwords to protect their social media accounts and online transactions.
This “Phir Hera Pheri” Meme Adds To Assam Police’s War On Drugs
The meme features the character Kachra Seth, a drug peddler from the 2006 Hindi comedy film Phir Hera Pheri
Mumbai police raise awareness against stalking with this Friends clip
Mumbai Police routinely employ pop culture references in their social media posts.
‘We see you rollin’, we chasin’: Bengaluru police take on drug peddlers using memes
Bengaluru City police has turned to their tried-and-trusted method of using pop cultural references to put across a message to the public. In the past, the city police’s social media accounts have made references to Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and Stranger Things to hilarious effect. Now, Bengalur…
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