Friday, 24 March 2017

176 cases registered under Insult to the modesty of women in 2014 and 2015: NCRB

Section 23 of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 casts responsibility on the appropriate Government to monitor the implementation of this Act and maintain data on the number of cases filed and disposed off.  At present, there is no centralized mechanism to collect such data.  However, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has started collecting data under the category of insult to the modesty of women (section 509 of IPC) at office premises since 2014. A total number of 57 cases were registered and 47 persons were Chargesheeted out of which 2 persons are convicted during 2014. Similarly, a total number of 119 cases were registered and 71 persons were Chargesheeted out of which 5 persons are convicted during 2015.

This information was given by Minister of State for Women & Child Development, Smt Krishna Raj in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.


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