In India, rape notification every 15 minutes in 2018

Date: 
January, 2020
Country: 
Hindistan

Despite the rapid courts established to combat rape and aggravated penalties, it was announced in India in 2018 that every 15 minutes a woman reported a rape. Experts emphasized the majority of men in the administration and the judiciary.

Often with news of rape and murder of women IndiaThe latest data released in 2010 will boost the country’s reputation. The report released by the Ministry of Interior last Thursday revealed that a woman reported a rape incident every 15 minutes in 2018.

According to this annual crime report, women reported about 34,000 rape in 2018. In 2017, a similar number was given in the report. On the other hand, 85 per cent of the 34,000 rape reports resulted in convictions and only 27 per cent.

Nevertheless, these statistics provided by the government do not reflect the real figures because it is still seen as a taboo to report the rape to the police, and the cases that have resulted in death are being investigated only for ‘murder’ rather than ‘rape’.

Women’s rights organizations argue that crimes against women are not taken too seriously and that investigations are carried out by police who do not show much sensitivity.
Lalitha Kumaramangalam, former president of the National Commission for Women, “The country is still ruled by men. It is not something to be solved with a single (female prime minister) Indira Gandhi. Most of the judges are still men” he said.
Kumaramangalam, also a member of the Indian People’s Party (BJP), led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, “There are very few forensic laboratories in the country and very few judges in fast courts” said.

In 2012, a woman was raped and murdered in a bus in New Delhi, the capital city, which caused an outrage, tens of thousands took to the streets and many politicians and artists called for action against such crimes. Violence against women has not come to an end in spite of regulations for the implementation of heavier punishments and the rapid conviction of rape criminals.

A 2015 survey by the Center for Legal and Policy Research in Bangalore found that the established fast courts were actually working fast, but found that the courts were not sufficient due to the high number of cases.
In addition, according to a study of the Development Law for Partners in New Delhi, a case in high courts can last four times longer than it should be, and can reach 8.5 months on average.
One of the last rape cases in the country, which had an impact in 2017, was yet to be settled last month.

In 2017, former BJP deputy Kuldeep Singh Sengar was agitated for allegedly raping a young girl. The 17-year-old girl, who accused the police of being indifferent, attempted suicide next year.

In December 2019, Sengar was sentenced to life imprisonment for tec rape ve and teş attempted murder suc. However, even five months before this provision, the attacks against the young girl and her family continued and the vehicle in which she was involved was involved in a suspected accident. It was thought that this accident, which led to the injury of the girl and the death of two relatives, was organized by Sengar, and guards began to accompany the girl and her family.

Source: MBS