Islamabad, February 13 (KMS): India celebrates National Women’s Day every year on February 13 but women are being raped every day and in most of the cases rape incidents go unreported in the country.
India is the worst place in the world to be a woman and is world’s leading country as far as crime against women is concerned, said a report released, today, by Kashmir Media Service.
It said women are usually considered second-class citizens in India. New Delhi is one of the most unsafe cities for women in India as it has become the world’s rape capital, the report said, deploring that crimes against women have been on the rise in India and it uses rape as a weapon of war in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
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.
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.