It was widely expected that lawmakers and authorities would address the problem and curb rape incidents and its rate in the country. Yet, we find continuous incidences of rape every other day and both police and people have been unable to mitigate this atrocious violence against women in our society. In fact, the cruelty of sexual crime against women is growing in form of frequent gangrapes.
There is a serious need for us to understand why these crimes are happening in our country so frequently, on daily basis, in many regions of the country. The reasons are many and the first and most important one is degradation of moral values and vitiation of society for unethical interests. Needless to say, it’s our politicians and businessmen, who for their selfish wicked interests, are corrupting police and administration, spoiling our society, and fostering goons who in turn could support their crimes.
The evil-minded people, for their political and business ambitions, have grown a strong nexus and support-base in last 10-15 years, which is obvious now, while the wickedness of our politicians and business people, more and less, have been accepted by common mass too because of helplessness and apathy towards crimes and corruption.
The society is brimmed with hooligans protected by people, who need them by means of their political and administrative nexus. Police, administration, and judiciary are also depraved and they are chiefly money-motivated or they could be easily subdued by means of money. When rich and powerful commit crimes and even heinous crimes, they utilize police, judiciary, and political power as well as money-means to protect and defend themselves.
At the same time, they protect criminals and their goons also in order to keep executing their malign interests. Furthermore, if their masters – politicians and business people can easily escape laws and punishment by court, these criminals and goons also have acquired a sense that laws can be manipulated and played with. With time, these criminals and goons have also organized and developed their networks and connections and are supporting each other’s crimes.
Undoubtedly, we have seen in the last couple of years, there is spurt in rape-crimes against women in many parts of the country and especially in metro-cities. Obviously, those criminals enjoy protection by means of money and political and administrative nexus. Gangrapes have undeniably become so frequent in Delhi and numerous cases of rapes are occurring in Mumbai and Kolkata too every year. The reason is simple that rapists are undeterred nowadays, just because police and administration are undermined by political class and business people whereas money making by means of extorting money in criminal cases – has become motto of our police and administration.
Couple of days back, there was a well-planned gangrape in an organized manner in Noida by group of five people including two police constables. In Uttar Pradesh, politicians, their goons and police as well are defying laws everyday. In Maharastra, policemen were involved in many cases of rapes. In Haryana, gang rapes of low-caste Dalit women are very frequent and the rapists are often undaunted. Few months back, two girls were held captive in a company-cab by the driver and assistants and gangraped in Delhi.
National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) statistics for 2011 shows that as high as 572 rapes were reported from Delhi as Mumbai ranked second with 221 cases. The figures for some other prominent cities were Chennai (76), Bangalore (97), Kolkata (46), Hyderabad (59), Pune (79), Ahmedabad (60), Bhopal (100), Jaipur (92), Lucknow (38), Patna (27), Kochi (30), Thiruvananthapuram (39), and Coimbatore (9).
Statewise, in 2011, Madhya Pradesh topped the list with 3406 incidents accounting for 14.1 per cent of the country's recorded rape cases, followed by West Bengal with 2363 incidents (9.8 per cent), Uttar Pradesh with 2042 incidents (8.4 per cent), Rajasthan with 1800 incidents (7.4 per cent) and Assam and Maharashtra were tied in the next slot with 1700 incidents each (7 per cent each) while Andhra Pradesh recorded 1442 incidents (6 per cent) and Kerala at 1132 incidents (4.7 per cent).
The NCRB said the number of rapes in the country rose by almost 3 percent to 24,923 in 2012 with Delhi reporting 706 rapes - making it the city with highest number of rapes and confirming its reputation as India's 'rape capital'. India's biggest city and business capital Mumbai, which boasted itself for being safe for women and being more women-friendly, recorded 232 rapes, while IT hub Bangalore registered 90 rapes.