India is one of the most dangerous places on earth for women. In a survey conducted by Thomson Reuters’ TrustLaw Women, India ranks with Afghanistan, Congo and Somalia as one of the most dangerous place for women. The latest data compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau show that between 1953 and 2011, the incidence of rape rose by 873%, or three times faster than all cognisable crimes put together, and three-and-a-half times faster than murder.
Of all the rich G20 nations, India has been labeled the worst place to be a woman. But how is this possible in a country that prides itself on being the world’s largest democracy? This has to be question which we need to ponder over and answer.