Amnesty International is spreading huge misandry in different platforms. In a campaign for women safety they are spreading lies like only 1% of rape cases in India are reported. They have drafted this petition (shown below) and asking everyone to sign and send that to police –
In this petition Amnesty is claiming that “according to govt. data” only 1% of sexual violence cases are reported in India.
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In this, they have not mentioned which govt. data they are referring to. If there were really some govt. data existing then Amnesty would have clearly mentioned that here. Their not mentioning of the specific source they are referring to shows that it is a complete lie they are spreading through many people by making them sign on the petition.
Even after working on India’s crime data for last three years I have never come across any such govt. statistics/report saying that only 1% of rape cases are reported and I am not going to believe the same unless I see the evidence of govt study (the mean report in full).
Even if we consider Amnesty’s claim to be correct and do a little bit analysis of crime data from the year 2011 (the year is chosen as 2011 as this is the year of our last census) we will know –
- Total number of rape cases reported – 24,206
- Average arrest made on a rape case – 1.2
If only 1% rape cases (in sexual offenses I am excluding other sexual crimes like molestation, eve teasing for simplicity of analysis) are reported then in reality there were approx 24 lakh rapes in 2011 and there were approx 28.8 lakh rapists.
According to 2011 census we also find that there were approx 96 lakh (9.6 million) girls and approx 1 crore (10 million) boys taking birth every year.
Now if we consider that as yearly average of sexual crimes happening in India then we find that one in every four (1 in 4) girls are raped at least once in their lifetime. We also find that approximately one out of every four (1 in 4) men are rapists if we go by this stat. If I had included the data for molestation and other sexual offences this number would have drastically shot up, meaning almost every Indian man would have become a sexual predator.
This is a direct and shameless attack on Indian men by Amnesty International and a deliberate attempt to term them as sexual predators. If as an Indian you think anyone of your father, brother or other male relatives or male friends are not a rapist and there is absolutely no basis of this kind of data then you need to protest against this campaign of terming Indian men as sexual predators and India as the rape capital of the world.
As per global rape statistics in terms of per capita rape (rape per 100,000 people) India ranks 94th in the world (source nationamaster.com). However such attempts by organizations like Amnesty International is only to put India as the topmost country of rapes and thus demeaning Indian men.
If you have participated in this campaign in any manner or if you have promoted this in any forum without raising a strong protest against this, then you have just confirmed that either you, your father, brother(s) or your male relatives or friends are sexual predators and still not punished. If you think that is demeaning enough for you and for your near and dear ones please raise your voice against such campaign of lies in all quarters and demand immediate stoppage to this campaign.
This is not a campaign to stop violence against women but it is a campaign of spreading misandry and terming every Indian man as sexual predator including you as a man and your other male family members.