India has become rape capital of the world with over 3 lakh cases in a year, Pakistan at UNHRC

India has become rape capital of the world with over 3 lakh cases in a year, Pakistan at UNHRC

GENEVA: Pakistan has highlighted India's disgraceful policies in the United Nations Human  Rights Commission (UNHRC).  “India has surely become the rape capital of the world where no woman is safe due to their own disgraceful policies against women,” diplomat Murk Aijaz said.

Around 327,000 crimes against women were registered in a single year in India, most of these involving rape or rape attempts.

Availing right of reply at the current 36th Session of the Human Rights Council, Aijaz quoted India’s National Crime Records Bureau statistics said that more than 35,000 incidents of rape had occurred in three years in India and almost 93 rapes were committed in the country each day.

She quoted reports by Asian Watch and Physicians for Humans stating that rape is used as a means of targeting women by the Indian security forces in an attempt to punish and humiliate the entire community.

She told the UN forum that horrific and barbaric atrocities in Kashmir are not isolated incidents “but they represent Indian mindset of systematic disregard for human life, human values, human rights and most importantly human dignity”.

The diplomat said quoting Amnesty International that a former Manipur state policeman was involved in more than 100 extrajudicial executions between 2002 and 2009.

“Journalists like Karun Mishra in Uttar Pradesh and Rajdeo Ranjan in Bihar were shot dead for writing reports that didn’t go well with the Indian government. 282,000 prisoners – 68% of the total prison population – were pre-trial detainees,” she said. 

She highlighted the widespread human rights abuses of religious and ethnic minorities as well as lower Hindu castes. “According to India’s official statistics, more than 45,000 crimes against members of Scheduled Castes and almost 11,000 crimes against Scheduled Tribes were reported in one year. India topped the global blast list with around 406 bombings taking place last year. We can well imagine the causes. Their policy of state perpetuated terrorism is now biting them back.”