5125 rape cases registered in J&K since 1989: Govt

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 10/9/2013 10:49:17 AM

70 cases registered against security men

SRINAGAR, Oct 8 : Jammu and Kashmir government has revealed that 5125 cases of rape were registered in the state between 1989 to 2013
In a written reply to the question by CPI (M) legislator, Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, government said it has registered 5125 cases of rapes – 2601 in Kashmir and 2524 in Jammu, between 1989 and 2013. In the same period, 14953 cases of molestations were registered – 12215 in Kashmir and 2738 in Jammu province.
70 rape cases were registered against security force personnel (41 in Kashmir and 29 in Jammu). Fifty five cases of molestations were also registered against them ( 44 in Kashmir and 11 in Jammu). Police has 59 rape cases against its personnel (15 in Kashmir and 44 in Jammu) and 34 in molestation cases (12 in Kashmir and 22 in Jammu). Three rape cases were also registered against surrendered militants-two of them in Kashmir.
In comparison, there are seven cases of rape registered against militants – four in Kashmir and three in Jammu, besides three cases of molestations including two in Jammu, says the reply.
Government has booked 4986 common men for committing rapes, 2446 in Jammu and 2540 in Kashmir while total number of persons booked for molestation is 14861 out of which 2703 belong to Kashmir province.
The government in its reply said that 664 rape allegations and 782 molestations registered between 1989 and 2003 were not admitted at all. Cases not admitted traced were 65 rapes and 115 molestations. While 159 rape cases and 557 molestation cases are under investigation, total number of cases have challaned in the courts include 4237 rapes and 13499 molestation cases. The home ministry said that 579 persons have been convicted in these rape and molestation cases, 313 in Kashmir and 266 in Jammu.



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