GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Home Affairs
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2183
ANSWERED ON THE JULY 30, 2014 / SRAVANA 8, 1936 (SAKA)
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?
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:
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,
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