Crimes against women increasing (India)

Posted on July 24, 2012

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Source:The Times of India

BANGALORE: Atrocities against women, rape and chain snatching incidents are increasing in the four major cities of the state – Bangalore, Mysore, Hubli-Dharwad and Mangalore. Of the four, Bangalore is more unsafe.

Be it rape, atrocity, murder or chain snatching, Bangalore tops the list followed by Mysore, Hubli-Dharwad and Mangalore. Sample this: In these four cities, from 2007 up to June end of 2012, 544 women have been raped, 646 murdered and 4252 have lost their gold chains. During the period, when it comes to the cases of atrocities, it is a whopping 3,041.

In the legislative council on Tuesday, C Motamma ( Congress) raised the issue of crimes against women and said it was increasing by the day. In response, deputy chief minister (in charge of home department) R Ashok, who provided the statistics, said: increase in the reporting of incidents by women and recording of all the complaints by the police department is the main reason for the increase in the statistics.” Motamma sought to know why there was increase in crimes when police were initiating strict action. She suggested to the government to maintain the records of all domestic helps and workers; install CCTV cameras at the police stations to check abuse of power by police; install alarms at the houses of the senior citizens, especially single women, and connect it to the jurisdictional police.

Responding to her suggestions, Ashok said that police would explore the possibility of having alarm system connecting the residences of the senior citizens and the jurisdictional police. He said the government had recruited 3,000 women police personnel and deployed at least one in every police station, especially in urban areas. The DyCM said he would convene a meeting within a fortnight exclusively to discuss and find solutions to the crimes against women.

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