Over 1 lakh rape cases reported between 2014-16 in India

Written by Sabrangindia | Published on: July 24, 2018

Rijiju said in Rajya Sabha that 38,947 cases of rape were registered in 2016, 34,651 cases of rape were registered in 2015 and 36,735 cases of rape were registered in 2014.


Rapes in India
 
New Delhi: As many as 1,10,333 cases of rape were registered in the country between 2014-16, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs in India, Kiren Rijiju said on July 18.
 
Rijiju said in Rajya Sabha that 38,947 cases of rape were registered in 2016, 34,651 cases of rape were registered in 2015 and 36,735 cases of rape were registered in 2014.
 
Altogether 3,38,954 cases of crime against women were registered in 2016, as many as 3,29,243 cases of crime against women were registered in 2015 and 3,39,457 such cases were registered in 2014, he said in a written reply.
 
A Bill for strict penalty for rape of minor girls was tabled on Monday in the Lok Sabha. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018 provides a deadline for every rape trial and that it should be completed within two months.
 
“Introducing the bill, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said the recent incidents of rape and gangrape of women under the age of 16 years and 12 years have shaken the nation’s conscience,” reported Asian Age.
 
“According to the legislation, in case of rape of a girl under 16 years, the minimum punishment has been increased from 10 years to 20 years, extendable to life imprisonment, which means jail term till convicts’ “natural life.” The punishment for gang-rape of a girl below 16 years will invariably be life imprisonment. Stringent punishment for rape of a girl under 12 years has been provided with the minimum jail term being 20 years which may go up to life in prison or death sentence. Gang-rape of a girl under 12 years of age will invite punishment of jail term for the rest of life or death,” it reported.
 
With inputs from PTI