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Delhi, UP reports highest number of sexual harassment cases

Posted by iluvshrutiverma on October 20, 2008

60 cases of sexual harassment cases in 3 years make news headlines, but no one is bothered about 1,15,645 women who were arrested under IPC 498A without any investigation.

According to National Crime Record Bureau(NCRB): In year 2006 alone; 31,253 women were arrested under Section 498a (http://ncrb.nic.in/cii2006/cii-2006/Table%2012.2.pdf.

In India, anything that happens to young and attractive women is news; and anything that happens to old mothers is a joke?

Mon, Oct 20 02:01 PM
New Delhi, Oct 20 (PTI) Delhi has joined Uttar Pradesh in reporting
the largest number of cases of women being sexual harassed at work
places. The National Commission for Women (NCW) has 60 cases of sexual
harassment at work places in the capital over the last three years,
while Uttar Pradesh has registered 77 such cases, the Lok Sabha was
informed today.

Thirty-six cases of sexual harassment at work places were registered
by the NCW in Rajasthan, 21 in Haryana and 20 each in Madhya Pradesh
and Maharashtra, Women and Child Development Minister Renuka Chowdhary
said in a written reply. The cases were registered over a period of
three years from 2006-08.

No cases were registered in smaller states like Puducherry, Daman and
Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and only one in Chhattisgarh and Goa. The
state of Jammu and Kashmir also registered no such cases.

Chowdhary said the Government was planning to introduce a bill titled
“Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace, 2006”, drafted by the NCW.
“The bill was being introduced after a wide range of consultations, ”
she added. PTI.
http://in.news. yahoo.com/ 20/20081020/ 1416/tnl- delhi-up- reports-
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