NEW DELHI: Concerns raised over cases of rape and violence against women prompted Union minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday to come up with a response that took a gathering of women journalists by surprise. The women and child development minister said India "ranked among the lowest four countries in the world" in terms of rape cases.
Speaking at a workshop for women journalists, Maneka recollected how she had held out data before a person in a "position of authority" in Sweden to show him how "India ranked among the lowest four countries in the world in terms of rape cases and Sweden was at the top".
"I went to Sweden two years ago when because of the Nirbhaya incident, cases were being reported every day. Someone said to me that no one wanted to travel to India. I had data with me and I took a look at it and then showed it to him. As per that data in the world, we ranked among the lowest four countries in terms of rape cases. Sweden was number one," she said.
She said she also told him that "in those countries it does not become big news as their newspapers don't report these cases like we do. We have zero tolerance towards rape and our newspapers will write about it everyday".
she absolutely right as per US statistics 1 in every 7 girls is sexually exploited in the UK 2 in 15 are sexually abused. Please check the data, this is available on the internet.
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Yeah we rape less.
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India would top if the women showed courage to report the sexual harassment.
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who are you kidding ? there is one reported rape every 17 minutes in India ... add to it the unreported rapes and see what the figure is ... RAPE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD !!!!
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controlling rapes is more important than black money. money is man made buy a women's self esteem is natural, once destroyed can't be replaced. requesting government to take strict measures on this matter first
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I dont agree. In India, unreported cases are highest and I dont say, India is among the highest but I have doubt that it is in lowest four.
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I think she was reading the report upside down. Its the rape capital in the world. Rapistan
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