India celebrates National Women’s Day every year on February 13 but women are being harassed, molested, detained and terrorized every day and most of the cases including as serious as rape go unnoticed and unreported.
India is the worst place in the world for a woman and is world’s leading country by Hindutva RSS-BJP as far as crime against women is concerned, said a report released by Kashmir Media Service, today.
The report said women are usually considered second-class citizens while minorities including Muslims, Dalits and Christian women are highly mentally in depression and humiliated in India.
Indian capital New Delhi is one of the most unsafe cities for women in India as it has become the world’s rape capital while, Kolkata least among 19 Indian cities, the report said, deploring that crimes against women have been on the rise in India while rape is being used as a weapon of war in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The report said, as per India’s National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), nearly 77 rape cases were reported across India on an average every day in 2020. The NCRB data shows, besides rape, there were 85,392 cases of assault to outrage modesty and 3,741 cases of attempt to commit rape. It said, NCRB report revealed number of rape cases stood at 28,046 in 2020, 32,033 in 2019, 33,356 in 2018 and 32,559 in 2017.
In the state-wise analysis of rape cases for the last 10 years, India Today’s Data Intelligence Unit (DIU) found the 10 states – from UP to Rajasthan and Kerala to Madhya Pradesh – have reported more than two-thirds of the total cases in 2019.
One woman is raped every 16 minutes, while one woman is gang-raped every 30 hours in India, it said.
The report maintained that increasing rape cases in India was a challenge to the civilized world.
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