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Needed: More Women To Fight Indian Elections

  The good news first: the number of women in India’s Parliament has slowly increased over the years. But in contrast, the percentage of women winning if compared to the…

When It Comes To Rape, Familiarity Breeds Danger

  India is seeing an increasing number of cases of rape where the offenders were known to their victims. This is not a phenomenon confined to India but this happened…

Human Trafficking Cases Jump in India; Convictions Decline!

Human Trafficking Cases Jump in India; Convictions Decline!

Highlights *3,554 cases of human trafficking were reported in 2012, an increase of 17% from 3,029 cases reported in 2008   *West Bengal and Maharashtra register large number of cases…

Naxal-Related Violence Has Killed Over 5,000 In 6 Years

  Highlights  * Total casualty due to Naxal-related violence is 5,235 in 6 years, which turns out to be around 2 killings per day * Around 3,000 civilians & more…

How India’s Judiciary Is Collapsing Under Its Own Weight

Highlights *Over 30 million cases pending at various levels of judiciary across the country * Lower levels of judiciary have around 27 million pending cases; over 4 million cases are…

India: Where A Woman Is Killed Every Hour For Dowry

  Highlights *India has lost, on an average, 9,000 women every year or 1 woman every hour due to dowry deaths between 2005-2012 *There was a 23% decadal increase in…

How A Third of India’s Judiciary Just Does Not Exist

Highlights *India has only 18,000 judges at the subordinate level, which comes up to about 13 judges per million *Over 4.3 million cases are pending in various High Courts across…

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