Rape cases in India is said to have increased by 875% over the last 40 years.
India’s rape problem has been described as one that “knows few boundaries.”
According to reports, there were 309,546 cases of crimes against women in 2013 alone and that number reflects only the ones that were reported.
In a recent incident, an elderly man raped a lady in a robbery attack at a Christian school.
Also, in 2012, a woman was said to have been brutally ganged raped and murdered on a public bus.
This incident according to the CNN, sparked nationwide protest and made rape a topical issue in India’s media.
CNN further reports that after various “protest, vigils and pleas to lawmakers the India government in 2013 introduced a tougher legislation for sexual crimes but many argue that isn’t enough.”
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By: Godwin Allotey Akweiteh/citifmonline.com/Ghana