Mumbai, Pune Police are Using Harry Potter to Convey Messages Cyber Security and Coronavirus

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One good thing, amid the few good things in this pandemic, has been the meme game of several police forces. The top among them is Pune and Mumbai. They have used their social media creatively to make people aware about coronavirus and staying at home.

On Harry Potter's birthday, Pune Police shared some deleted scenes from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban on Twitter to make people aware of cyber security.

The scene shows Professor McGonagall expressing shock at a student named Neville Longbottom who wrote down all the passwords on a page and lost it. In the clip, McGonagall can be seen pulling up the student as others stand there listening to her.

The tweet by Pune Police reads, “The most magical way to keep cyber threat at bay - keep your passwords to yourself. Always.”

The clip has garnered over 1.5K views.

On the other hand, Mumbai Police have also taken a similar approach to urge people to stay at home.

They put out a clip from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, in which Harry pays visit to the Weasley at his home for the first time.

The caption of the clip reads, “Magically Safe.” The clip has got more than 5.5K views.

Pune Police in June used a puzzle to draw netizens’ attention towards the importance of wearing face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Posting a photo on Twitter, they asked people to point out one of the precautions against coronavirus in it. The police tweeted, “Tough to spot? Hint - Will be tough for #Corona to put him in a spot too! He’s ‘masked’ himself well after all!”