is being called rape capital of India.
It is true when we see it in the context of urban metro India where media exposure is
accessible and cases see escalated reporting.
But what about the small town,
rural and hinterland India?
Now, all the politicians and the
administration people - aren’t you aware that the condition is critical in
almost every part of India
and not just in Delhi?
Till October this year, 580 rape
cases were reported in Delhi
while the figures for 2011 and 2010 were 568 and 507 cases respectively.
Conviction rate in rape cases in Delhi is 41.5
that is better than the India
average of 26.4. In the last three years, the reported rape cases in India
have seen consistent rise with 21, 397 (2009), 22,172 (2010), and 24,206 (2011)
The dissected data shows the women
of almost every age-group are victims. These multiple thousands are the
reported cases. We need to keep in mind that much higher numbers than these
figures are not reported. This is the dark underbelly that stretches across the
length and breadth of the country.
Just do a simple googling with
the search phrase ‘girl raped + India’
and you would see a number of recent cases, not only from Delhi. Rape itself is a heinous crime but
many of the cases involve unimaginably shocking details.
Then why do we never hear the
clamour about rape cases happening in this bigger part of India, even if it crosses all the
limits of insanity?
The politicians and the
administrative machinery - they are aware of it, for sure. But they won’t go
for the overall kill because it is not their priority; because some of their
brethren are facing similar charges (reports do confirm that India has
politicians in legislatures facing rape charges); because they believe police
is for them and not for Manmohan’s ‘aam aadmi’ (reports say each Delhi VIP
consumes 20 cops while over 360 Delhiites are left on the whims and fancies of
a single cop who has already become a pariah no one wants to approach).
This misuse of the resources
meant for the public - the all-India figures would certainly be undeniably
sorry, it can be said without any doubt. The law and order problem in small
town and rural India
in almost of the Indian states is a matter of big concern. Politicians,
criminals and police lord over the pockets and rule as if they have no one to
answer. The fine line between criminals and politicians was compromised a long
©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey - http://severallyalone.blogspot.com/