Wednesday, March 14, 2012

[ZESTCaste] Rape cases against SC and ST women increasing

Rape cases against SC and ST women increasing
IANSBy Indo Asian News Service | IANS

New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Incidences of rape of Scheduled Caste (SC)
and Scheduled Tribe (ST) women by non SC/STs has been increasing,
Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh informed the Lok Sabha

Citing data provided by National Crime records Bureau (NCRB), he said
in a written reply that in 2008, 2009 and 2010, a total of 1,457,
1,346 and 1,349 cases of rape of SC women by non-SCs and total of 585,
583 and 654 cases of rape of ST women by non-STs were registered in
the country.

Singh said the government attached the highest importance to the
prevention and control of crime against SCs/STs and women.

"Ministry of Home Affairs has sent detailed advisories dated April 1,
2010 and Sep 4, 2009 on crimes against SC/ST and women respectively to
all states and union territories," said Singh.

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