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'God's own country' unsafe for women and children
Ironical, it may sound that the state in India with almost 100% literacy rate isn't even safe for women and children. While we blamed rape and molestation on low levels of literacy in many Indian states, but one is just confused as to who should be blamed for a whopping number of rape and molestation cases in Kerala.

CRIMES AGAINST women and children are increasing in Kerala with every passing day. According to the latest statistics, released by the state police, rape and molestation cases top the list.

The police have registered almost 500 rape cases in six months, starting from January 2012. Kasargode district tops the list with 51 rape cases egistered here.

Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala is not far behind in this disgusting picture. The city has witnessed most number of molestation cases. Its share is 390 out of 1904 cases registered across the picturesque state. The police have also booked 225 people for eve-teasing.

During the six months up to June earlier thus year, 210 children were raped and 60 were kidnapped. Even three cases were registered under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act. A prominent social activist in the state responded that the statistics were shocking! “Kerala is considered as one of the most developed and educated states in India. But here women and children have no security,” she rued.

While social activists and people in general are shocked, same doesn't hold true for police. “There is no significant rise in the crime scene in the state. If you compare it with previous years’ statistics, you will understand it,” a top cop told this citizen journalist .

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