September 30, 2020 11:47:20 pm
THE STATE police has registered 2,150 circumstances in opposition to people for committing atrocities in opposition to members of Scheduled Castes (SC) and 559 circumstances for atrocities in opposition to members of Scheduled Tribes (ST) in 2019.
The ‘Crime In India 2019’ report launched by Nationwide Crime Data Bureau (NCRB) confirmed a rise in circumstances of crime in opposition to SCs — the determine was 1,689 in 2017 and 1,974 in 2018. The share of circumstances registered within the state in 2019 comprised four.7 per cent of the overall circumstances registered in India. In all, 45,852 circumstances had been registered in 2019 with Uttar Pradesh (11,829) accounting for 25.eight per cent of the overall in India.
In Maharashtra, the Prevention of Atrocities Act and the Indian Penal Code (IPC) had been each invoked in 1,932 circumstances, whereas the Safety of Civil Rights Act, 1955, was invoked in a single case. Beneath the Prevention of Atrocities Act, police registered 126 circumstances the place members of SCs had been “insulted, intimidated or humiliated”.
In circumstances the place solely the IPC was invoked, police registered 405 circumstances for molestation of girls and youngsters belonging to SC and 202 circumstances of inflicting damage. As well as, 337 circumstances of rape had been additionally filed in 2019.
The report additionally famous that 297 members belonging to SCs had been focused in 220 rioting incidents. Case registration in opposition to members belonging to STs additionally confirmed a gentle enhance — from 464 in 2017 to 526 in 2018 and 559 in 2019.
In response to the 2011 Census, the state’s ST inhabitants is 10.5 crore — the second highest in India after Madhya Pradesh (15.three crore). The NCRB report discovered that the speed of crime for each one lakh ST folks within the state, final yr, was 5.three per cent, whereas the state’s offences in opposition to STs accounted for six.eight per cent of India’s complete.
Police registered 506 circumstances beneath the Prevention of Atrocities Act and the IPC. Crime in opposition to ladies and youngsters comprised a big proportion of the offences dedicated in opposition to members belonging to STs. Police registered 171 circumstances of assault with the intention of outraging modesty and 114 circumstances of rape.
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