Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said that as many as 1,10,333 cases of rape were registered in the country between 2014-16.
As many as 38,947 cases of rape were registered in 2016, 34,651 cases of rape in 2015 and 36,735 cases of rape in 2014.
In 2016, 3,38,954 cases of crime against women were registered in 2016, 3,29,243 cases of crime in 2015 and 3,39,457 such cases were registered in 2014.
Violence against women is on a rise since the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government came to power in 2014. The government has utterly failed at providing protection to the women of the country.
Also, most of the BJP-ruled states have dismal law and order situation, especially regarding women safety.
Since Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government came to power in Uttar Pradesh, the state has witnessed a sharp rise in crimes against women.
This is not some made-up statement but was revealed by the Uttar Pradesh government itself in its reply to Samajwadi Party MLA Naheed Hasan’s question in the state assembly.
According to the reply, there has been 99 percent increase in cases related to harassment whereas, 40 percent rise in cases of assault for outraging modesty was also recorded.
In comparison to April 2016-January 2017, 26 percent more cases of rapes was reported between April 2017-January 2018.
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Reports of rape are reported from Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led Madhya Pradesh government almost every day.
Four cases of gang rape were reported from the state in a period of just 24 hours.
The incidents were reported from Raisen and Bhopal and two of the victims in the four gang rapes are minors.
Overall, crimes against women have gone up by 33 percent under the BJP government.
The Centre should take harsh steps towards perpetrators of such crimes.
It’s high time that both, the Centre and state governments understand the importance of women safety and ensure protection of women.