NEW DELHI: India figures at number three among the top 10 countries which reported the highest number of rape cases in 2010, while the country stood second in the number of murders reported in 2012.
According to the information provided by MoS (Home) Kiren Rijiju in the Rajya Sabha, the UN Crime Trends Survey 2010 reported that the US recorded 85,593 cases of rape in that year followed by Brazil with 41,180 rape cases.
A total of 22,172 rape cases were registered in India in 2010, he said. The UN data said that in the US, 27.3 rape cases per lakh population were reported, followed by 21.09 in Brazil and 1.8 cases in India. The UK has reported 15,892 cases of rape in 2010 (28.8 cases of rape in per lakh population) and in Mexico, there were 14,993 cases of rape (13.2 cases of rape in per lakh population). France has reported 10,108 cases of rape, which is 16.2 cases of rape in per lakh population. There were 7,724 rape cases in Germany, 5,960 cases in Sweden (63.5 cases in every lakh population), 4,907 cases in Russian Federation, 4,718 cases in the Philippines and 3,157 in Colombia.
The Lok Sabha passed the Appropriation Bill 2014 allowing the Central government to withdraw `60.49 lakh crore form the Consolidated Fund to meet its expenditure during 2014-15.
The Lok Sabha also discussed the demands for grants of ministries of Water Resources, Environment and Forest, Social Justice and Highways and Roads in two days, after which discussion on others were ‘guillotined.’
The Lok Sabha will have a four-day holiday from Saturday with Eid expected to fall on Tuesday next. The House on Wednesday agreed to a suggestion that it should not meet on Monday.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had sought the view of the House to the suggestion which came at a meeting of the Business Advisory Committee.
Whistleblowers or people exposing corruption can get security from the government, the Lok Sabha was informed.
The Centre has authorised Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs) of ministries or departments of the central government as designated authority to receive any written complaint or disclosure on any allegation of corruption or misuse of office in respect of any employee working under them.
The Central Vigilance Commission, after the receipt of any reference from the designated authority, takes up the matter with the Ministry of Home Affairs, the nodal agency, to undertake the responsibility of providing security cover to the genuine whistleblowers,” MoS Jitendra Singh said.