GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Home Affairs

 RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2183
ANSWERED ON THE JULY 30, 2014 / SRAVANA 8, 1936 (SAKA)

 QUESTION
Rape Against Children in Karnataka

2183. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state;

(a)   whether Government is aware of the latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data which states that the instances of rapes against children in Karnataka has doubled since 2012;

(b)   if so, the year-wise details of the number of rapes against children in Karnataka during the last five years;

(c)    whether the Ministry has taken up the issue with the State Government; and

(d)   if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI KIREN RIJIJU)

(a): As per data available, the number of cases registered on account of rape of children in Karnataka for the year 2012 and 2013 are 142 and 270 respectively.

(b): The details on total number of cases registered (CR), charge-sheeted (CS), cases convicted (CV), persons arrested (PAR), persons charge-sheeted (PCS) and persons convicted (PCV) in the cases of rape of children during the years 2009 - 2013 is attached at Annexure.

(c) and (d): As per information provided by the State Government of Karnataka, the State Government has taken a slew of measures to control crimes against children, which are as under:

  • Special Laws and Special Courts have been established to prevent the crime against children and necessary measures are taken to protect children from sexual harassment and other crimes
  • Children Grievances / Welfare centres are established at Taluk / District level
  • Guidelines / Orders issued by Hon'ble Supreme Court / High Court with regard to crimes against children are communicated to unit offices
  • Awareness programmes for children are being organized with assistance of NGOs
  • Special .Juvenile Police Units have been established
  • Government has taken the recent incident of rape seriously and also contemplating to amend Goonda Act against rapists
  • Head of the educational institutions are instructed to organize the awareness programmes on sexual harassment, rape incidents with the parents and public
  • Police officers are instructed to arrange special beat system and women staffs are deputed to visit often to the school / colleges / hostels
  • Government has accorded sanction to provide facilities like Medical, Police, Legal and Counselling under one roof to the victims
  • Women Counseling Centres and Children Help Lines have also been set up
  • Women Help Desk is functioning in all Police Stations
  • Anti-Human Trafficking units have been set up
  • Victim Compensation scheme has also been framed

 As per the Seventh schedule to the Constitution 'Police' and 'Public Order are State subjects and, as such, the primary responsibility of prevention, detection, registration, investigation and prosecution of crime, lies with the State Governments / Union Territory Administrations. However, Government of India is deeply concerned with the welfare of women and children and through various schemes and advisories to the State Governments / Union Territory Administrations, augments the efforts of the States / UTs. Periodic meetings are also conducted with States / UTs to improve co-ordination and obtain ground level information in this regard. The advisories are available in Ministry of Home Affairs website, http://www.mha.nic.in/national_adv

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Cases Registered

Charge sheeted

Cases Convicted

Persons Arrested

Persons
Charge sheeted

Persons Convicted

2009

104

105

7

135

141

5

2010

108

98

14

104

112

9

2011

97

96

13

147

147

16

2012

142

130

17

178

156

19

2013

270

203

17

330

293

14