Amnesty International is running a campaign for women safety and saying that “According to govt. data” (later they have clarified that it was according to NFHS survey of 2005-06) only 1% of sexual crimes against women are reported. They are also claiming that the number may be more.
A quick look at India’s crime statistics from National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) shows the following data for the year 2013 –
- Number of rapes reported – 33,707
- Assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty (IPC 354) – 70, 739
- Insult to the modesty of women (IPC 509) – 12,589
This gives us a total number of reported sexual crimes to 1,17, 035.
Considering Amnesty claim to be true and only 1% of sexual crimes are in fact reported in India we find that as per Amnesty’s claim there are in reality 1,17,03,500 (approx 1 crore or 10 million) sexual offenses happening in India.
Going by the NCRB data for the year 2013 of arrests of criminals in different crimes we find –
- Average people arrested in rape – 1.25
- Average people arrested in Assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty (IPC 354) – 1.23
- Average people arrested in Insult to the modesty of women (IPC 509) – 1.17
For simplicity of calculation if we consider at least one man as the culprit of each of such crimes then we find every year at least 1 crore or 10 million Indian men are committing any sexual crime against women.
According to Census 2011, India adds approx. 1 crore or 10 million men to the population every year.
This shows that Amnesty is claiming that every Indian man is a sexual predator.
Here is the Link to Amnesty campaign.
I don’t care what is there in NFHS survey or whether that is true but what I do understand that this campaign of amnesty is definitely demeaning for Indian men and anyone remotely related to this campaign needs to be severely punished.
Now, it doesn’t matter if as an Indian man you have always violently protested against rape or demanded extreme punishment of any other sexual offenses against women. You are now being termed as a sexual predator by Amnesty. If you have ever supported this campaign or promoted Amnesty in any manner or donated funds directly or indirectly to them that is being used to show you (or your father, son or brother) as a sexual predator today.
This campaign of Amnesty also shows that all previous viral campaigns against rape were primarily aimed at demeaning Indian men and making them rapists. If you still did not understand it here is the direct proof.
If as an Indian you have a strong objection to this campaign and if you want the severe punishment to the Amnesty campaigners please boycott them in all platforms, make this viral and share this with everyone you know. Protect your dignity else you (or your son/brother/father) may get a sexual predator tag by global bodies like Amnesty.