Now artists to paint faces of missing persons onto city walls
Local Press Co 5-point Snippet:
1. The walls of Mumbai may soon adorn high-tech, two-dimensional painted faces of missing persons who haven’t been traced by the police.
2. A team of young artists have proposed this idea of 2D painted wall images to the Government Railway Police (GRP). They aim to boost citizen’s engagement in identifying the faces of missing kids, adults and help the police and GRP to locate them.
3. According to Sehrish Qureshi, a team member, typical missing posters are too small to get noticed by anyone. While speaking to a city daily, Qureshi stated that painting larger than life ‘missing poster’ on the streets as well as on important junctions and locations in city will certainly attract the attention of every passer-by for a minute.
4. While the GRP has already given a go-ahead to the idea, the artists are yet to approach the Mumbai Police and the BMC to get the necessary permission.
5. The report mentions that in the last decade a total of 1,10,547 people from Mumbai city were reported missing, out of which 1,00,439 were traced while 10,108 have not been located.