Ha… police cover up, or feminist cover up? You decide. I have highlighted the important points you can use to bash up the feminist women dis-empowering NGOs.
The link to original news about police report on rapes is given below:
Below is the latest news update on above report:
Ruckus over cops’ rape stats
Pune police report that said 74 per cent of rapes since 2008 were consensual sex based on false promises of marriage has divided the city into two factions. One side condemns the police for shirking responsibilty and the other is glad cops are trying to understand why there has been spike in rape cases
By Chaitraly Deshmukh
Posted On Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 11:51:46 PM
Neelam Gorhe lashes out against the Pune police at a press conference yesterday while holding a copy of the Pune Mirror’s report on the shocking statistics
A day after Pune Mirror carried news on Pune police’s internal report on rapes that said 74 per cent of rapes reported to them were intercourse with mutual consent, angry womens’ organisations launched a frontal attack on the police accusing them of ‘distorting facts’ and ‘concocting the report to shrug off their responsibility’.
However, Save India Family NGO, which works for men harassed by women, has supported the police and its report. Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi, too, appreciated the police for being transparent.
Denying the charges levelled by womens’ organisations, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) A D Shinde says, “We are just scrutinising the facts of the cases reported to us and not generalising it.
Our ultimate aim is to curb rape cases in the most effective manner and we need co-operation from NGOs and womens’ organisations. This is in no way a cover-up operation. We are just understanding the situation in better way so that a strategy and action plan can be worked out.”
Former IPS officer Dr Kiran Bedi, hails the police for being transparent. She says, “We should be thankful that the police is at least trying to strategise after studying the situation.
Their data is based only on legal facts. Law students, psychologists, sociologists and non government organisations should now come forward to analyse the data and work out strategy.
This report draws only broad conclusions. Aspects like delay in filing an FIR should be studied in detail. In India, we do little research on such topics but this would encourage the police and benefit public.”
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Centre For Human Right Advocacy president, advocate Rajendra Anbhule says, “The police is not trying to cover up the issue.
The report has been prepared for internal consumption and for the knowledge of police officials on the prevailing situation. From a legal view, the delay in registering the FIR is important.
In rape cases with consensual sex, the victims report to the police after a long time which weakens the case for want of evidence. It would be better to try and overcome the situation instead of arguing about the credibility of the report.”
Anath Hindu Mahila Ashram Superintendent Sharayu Muchalambkar says, “The police is doing a good job. On Tuesday, they organised a programme discussed the issue with us.
Officials have studied the issue and worked out an action plan. They plan to display posters at public places displaying safety tips for women. They are heading in the right direction.”
Some women misuse law to extort money
Save India Family Foundation (SIFF) and All India Men Welfare Association spokesperson Mahesh Kalge says, “There is manifestation of misunderstanding about the definition between rape and cheating in a relationship. In India, it is common for girls to allege rape after having consensual sex.
In many cases, the girls withdraw their allegations after a monetary settlement or marriage with the man against whom they complained.
Indian laws define cheating in a relationship as rape and men who indulge in consensual sex are branded rapists the moment the women claim it was against her wish. Pseudo women empowerment groups use this legal provision as a tool to extort money.
Sadly, the law gives complete amnesty to women and never punishes a woman for filing a false complainant. Neither the law nor the society is considerate about the reputation of a man who falls victim to such a woman.”