No place for Dalit and tribal girls in India, says NCRB data; UP fares worst

Crimes against women increased by over 7.3 per cent with over 4 lakh cases registered in 2019 as compared to 3,78,236 cases in 2018.

NEW DELHI:  Amid widespread outrage over the gang-rape of a Dalit woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras district, the National Crime Records Bureau data revealed an overall increase in atrocities against Dalits as well as Tribals. Uttar Pradesh has recorded the highest number of crimes against Scheduled Caste (SC)  population.

Crimes against women increased by over 7.3 per cent with over 4 lakh cases registered in 2019 as compared to 3,78,236 cases in 2018.

Data showed crimes against (SC) people increased by over 7 per cent and by 26 per cent against Scheduled Tribe (ST) people in 2019 as compared with 2018.

Almost 46,000 cases were registered for committing crime against SCs with UP recording the highest with 11,829 cases. This was followed by Rajasthan with 6,794 cases, and 6,544 cases in Bihar, the report documented.

Rajasthan saw the highest number of rape cases of SC women with 554 cases, followed by Uttar Pradesh at 537 and Madhya Pradesh at 510 cases.

Crimes against STs increased by 26.5 per cent.

A total of 8,257 cases were registered for crime against tribal people while 2018 had recorded 6,528 such cases. Madhya Pradesh  registered highest number  of cases with 1,922 cases, followed by Rajasthan with 1,797 cases and Odisha with 576 cases. MP  also saw the highest number of rape incidents of tribal women with 358 cases, followed by Chattisgarh with 180 and 114 in Maharashtra.

The category of ‘simple hurt’ with 1,675 cases with highest number of atrocities against tribal people, accounting for 20.3 per cent of the total crimes committed in 2019.

An analysis of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative data showed around 9 per cent of the crimes against SC people were registered only under the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities Act).

Inhumane
7.30 pm-7.45 pm: UP Police escorts victim’s father and brother to a SUV waiting outside Safdarjung Hospital.

12.45am-1 am: Body reaches the village, but cops did not allow it to be taken to her house.

2.30-2.45 am: Ambulance carrying the body halted by villagers as the family alleged that they were being forced to do cremation at night. Cops locked the family inside their house.

3.00-3.15 am: Cremation done despite family’s request to wait till sunrise.

Source: The New Indian Express

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