Modi is right, Maharashtra Is India’s Second-Most Communally Troubled State

Addressing an election rally in the state, Modi said after Uttar Pradesh, the maximum communal riots occur in Maharashtra.   A Fact Check based on data collated from replies in Lok Sabha proves Modi right. IndiaSpend had earlier reported Maharashtra’s number two position last year during the clashes in Jammu & Kashmir.   “While the number of communal clashes declined from 2009 till 2011, it escalated again … Continued

The Worrying Finding About UP’s Rising Crime Numbers

  India’s overall crime numbers continue to rise but do the degrees of reporting vary depending on which Government is in power at the state level ?And does it get further skewed by the comfort a community might have in the ruling Government ?   The answer seems to be yes, going by a recent … Continued

Kejriwal Vs Modi: Fact vs Non-Fact

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal recently posed 16 questions to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. We decided to do a fact check on some of these questions raised by Kejriwal on the Gujarat model of economic development.   Agricultural Growth  How do you claim 11% agriculture growth rate when statistics released … Continued

Fact Check: Modi On Crimes Against Women In Uttar Pradesh

Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, while launching an attack on the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh under the Akhilesh Yadav Government, said: “There were over 20,000 cases of atrocities against women in UP alone”.   Earlier, IndiaSpend had reported that UP, Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana and Madhya … Continued

It’s Parole Time In Indian Jails

The Union Home Ministry has asked the Maharashtra Government to submit a report as to why actor Sanjay Dutt has been given “special privileges” of parole thrice in the last 9 months of jail.   Dutt was convicted by the Supreme Court for illegal possession of arms in relation to the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case and … Continued

Does Higher GDP Growth Mean Less Crime Against Property?

Why are crimes committed? And what are rising crimes linked to? Inequality, disparity, need, a feeling of lawlessness or desperation that arises from a combination of some of the above?   There are many well documented sociological answers to this question but fewer economic ones. The answer actually appears to be that there is very … Continued

Ahmedabad, Delhi top cities where most buses are stolen

Bus owners might want to be extra cautious when it comes to cities like Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bangalore, Faridabad and Pune as these cities have the highest number of buses stolen in 2012, as per data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). In fact, bus theft has increased by 63 percent to 303 buses stolen … Continued

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 but convictions have only been about 4% & 5%, respectively *Uttar Pradesh, Delhi have the best conviction rates of people arrested for sex trafficking;  Assam, … Continued