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Rape is the fourth most common crime against women in India. According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) 2013 annual report, 24,923 rape cases were reported across India in 2012. Out of these, 24,470 were committed by someone known to the victim (98% of the cases).

Using a small sample survey, Human Rights Watch projects more than 7,200 minors – 1.6 in 100,000 minors – are raped each year in India.

Of the countries studied by Maplecroft on sex trafficking and crime against minors, India was ranked 7th worst.

According to an estimate from 2014, only 5-6% of rape cases in India are reported to the police.

Rape is a crime, which has a devastating effect on the survivors; it has been described as a “beginning of a nightmare”. The aftershocks include depression, fear, guilt-complex, suicidal-action, diminished sexual interest. etc., “one becomes afraid of’……..writes a victim, “half the human race”. Referring to the pitiable condition of women in society Mr. Justice S. Ahmad observed that “unfortunately, a woman in our country, belongs to a class or group of society who are in a disadvantaged position on account of several social barriers and impediments and have therefore, been victims of tyranny at the hands of men with whom they, unfortunately, under the Constitution “enjoy, equal status”. “Women also have the right to life and liberty; they also have the right to be respected and treated as equal citizens. Their honour and dignity cannot be touched or violated. They also have the right to lead an honorable and peaceful life”.

Rape is a crime against basic human rights and is also violative of the victim’s most cherished of the fundamental rights, normally, the right to life contained in Article 21.

While there were 37,000 cases of molestation and eve-teasing in 2006-07, the conviction rate for such crimes, is below 30 per cent. For rape it is just a dismal 27 per cent.

“Apart from other factors, the low conviction rate in the cases of rape is the biggest worry we have today. There is hardly any deterrence. Law should provide fast track courts to deal with such cases,” says Girija Vyas, Chairperson, National Commission for Women (NCW).

Incredible India!, proud to be an Indian.........yes true. Our country is truly incredible isn't it? in which other country will you find politicians supporting rapists? In which other country will you find an 8 year old drugged, raped and murdered in a holy place? We should all be very proud of this.

Why does this keep happening? 

Because none of us do anything more than post two or three justice for victim posts and go back to our daily lives.

do you think that is enough? maybe for now it does not affect anyone other than the victims family. But take a minute close your eyes and imagine your mother, sister, wife, girlfriend, niece or any loved one in that position. Are they really safe? Dont you think the same can happen to any of them?

in our country, women are being raped irrespective of their age, color, caste, religion. so it is high-time all of us come together and protest against this.

yes we need justice for Asifa and all other victims of sexual assault, but what we need more is to make sure the government takes action to put an end to this. prevention is better than cure.


yes! that is the beginning to most cases of molestation. there need to be action to make sure that stalking is put to an end.

we need to uproot this evil right now, so i urge you all to support me in this petition and make our women safer.