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Rapes in India

  1. 1. RAPES – ARE WOMEN & CHILDREN SAFE IN INDIA1Nobody is safe in this country– Delhi High court on Dec-16 rape incident
  2. 2. 2News SnippetsNews is everywhere – Indian Media or Global Media
  3. 3. #N/A18233 18359 1934820737 21467 21397 221722003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010Reported Rapes in IndiaIndiaStatistics of Rape in IndiaSource - Wikipedia39465 6868 5954 3977 3688 2909 277612,70148,338Child Rapes in India (2001-2011)Source – Asian Center for Human Rights**http://www.achrweb.org/press/2013/IND13-2013.htmlJuvenile JusticeHomesPlace wheremaximum ofchild rapestake placeReported number will be much less than actual numbers(**) http://www.achrweb.org/reports/india/IndiasHellHoles2013.pdf1* out of 4Rape in Indian citiestakes place in Delhifollowed by Mumbai& Bangalore(source – National CrimeRecords Bureau)(*) http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-01-21/india/28379772_1_crime-rate-mega-cities-highest-number336%Increase inchild rapecases between2001 and 201120 minutesA women is raped inIndiaSource - Forbes
  4. 4. Statistics of Rape in India -2011http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2013/01/04/statistics-conviction-rates-for-rape-across-india/tab/interactive/Source - WSJ4No part of India is save for Women & Children
  5. 5. 5Politicians – Typical Working Procedure on Rape IncidentWhy would they change laws if they are also involved in some casesMinister/Neta hearnews or rapeWe should not let itbecome a big issuesIf issue is outof controlIf issue iseven biggerPeople willforget 4 months to Delhi Dec-16rape, no action yetVisit hospital toshow sympathyGet few peoplesuspendedAnnounce somefinancial assistanceStop it fromspreadingDon’t let opposition takeadvantage of itStop people fromprotesting if they dosoGive a speech – Wewill do somethingAnnounce – settingup of a committeeAnnounce - Fast forwardaction will be taken
  6. 6. You should be happy that the little girl is alive – why need of complaint, take thisRs 2000 and close the matter - Delhi Police to parents of 5 year old girl6“real” rape cases are rare: “There are cases but 70 percent involve consensualsex. Only if someone sees, or the money is denied, it gets turned into rape- 17 of the 30 policemen interviewed by the Tehelka magazineFamous Quotes – Police & PoliticiansAlong with Police & Politicians Society is also to be blamedNobody helped us for an hour – Friend of 16 Dec Rape girlWhy do you wear small clothes, go out in evening, you must have provoked them– Police to girlsIn India, staging candle-lit marches, going to discotheques...I can see manybeautiful women among them – highly dented-painted...[but] I have gravedoubts whether theyre students – son of President of IndiaVictim was to blame for her own assault because she could have stopped theattack if she had "chanted Gods name and fallen at the feet of the attackers– Asaram Bapu
  7. 7. Post NameUPA Chief Sonia GandhiLeader of Opposition LokSabhaSushma SwarajSpeaker Lok Sabha Meera KumarDelhi CM Shiela DixitWomen & ChildDevelopmentKrishna Tirath7Women Handling Important Posts in IndiaWhat we want is votesWe will not change laws of Colonial period (1860 era)Public has short termmemory they will forgetsoon
  8. 8. 8Indian LawsLaw Year – MadeIndian Penal Code 1860Indian Police Act 1861Evidence Act 1872Bombay Foreign Liquor Rules 1953Smoke Nuisance Act 1905Law can be an Ass - TOI
  9. 9. 9Great Indian PolicePolice Slapping/Beating people asking questionsThe parents of the 5-year-old said that after their daughterdisappeared, they repeatedly begged police to register a complaint andbegin a search, but they were rejected.We will avoid taking action until there is pressure from topDelay registeringFIRPut blame back onthe victim/girlOffer money to poorpeople to go awayYahoo Article - http://news.yahoo.com/indian-girls-rape-highlights-police-apathy-103156990.html
  10. 10. 10Girls Be Careful1) What should a woman do if she finds herself alone in the company of a strange male as she prepares toenter a lift in a high-rise apartment late at night?Experts Say: Enter the lift. If you need to reach the 13th floor, press all the buttons up to your destination. Noone will dare attack you in a lift that stops on every floor.2) What to do if a stranger tries to attack you when you are alone in your house, run into the kitchen.Experts Say: You alone know where the chili powder and turmeric are kept. And where the knives and platesare. All these can be turned into deadly weapons. If nothing else, start throwing plates and utensils all over.Let them break. Scream. Remember that noise is the greatest enemy of a molester. He does not want to becaught.3} Taking an Auto or Taxi at Night.Experts Say: Before getting into an auto at night, note down its registration number. Then use the mobile tocall your family or friend and pass on the details to them in the language the driver understands. Even if noone answers your call, pretend you are in a conversation. The driver now knows someone has his details andhe will be in serious trouble if anything goes wrong. He is now bound to take you home safe and sound. Apotential attacker is now your de facto protector!4}What if the driver turns into a street he is not supposed to - and you feel you are entering a danger zone?Experts Say: Use the handle of your purse or your stole (dupatta) to wraparound his neck and pull him back.Within seconds, he will feel choked and helpless. In case you don’t have a purse or stole just pull him back byhis collar. The top button of his shirt would then do the same trick.5} If you are stalked at night.Expert Say: enter a shop or a house and explain your predicament. If it is night and shops are not open, goinside an ATM box. ATM centers always have security guards. They are also monitored by close circuittelevision.Fearing identification, no one will dare attack you. After all, being mentally alert is the greatest weapon youcan ever have.Preventive Measures – From FBIs the best option in India is to be at home always ?
  11. 11. 11Will the Protests Help – May be/ May be Not
  12. 12. Who is to Blame12Police is not theonly one toblameNeither thePoliticians aloneIt’s a big societalissue alsoEducation, Improved Laws & Rules, faster justice, and strict punishmentcan help

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