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Rape cases against SC and ST women increasing

Tuesday March 13, 2012 11:02:19 PM, IANS

New Delhi: 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 Tuesday.

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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