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Child sex crimes remain taboo as cases surge in India

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Sexual violence against children remains a taboo subject in India despite reports of children being raped, molested and trafficked for sex surging by almost 70 percent according to the latest figures, activists and government officials said on Tuesday. There were 14,913 reported sex crimes committed against children in 2015 against 8,904 the previous year, says the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), in the most recent published figures. These include rape, molestation, exploitation for pornography, and trafficking minors for sex. But in India’s socially conservative society, it remains ignored within families and communities, where victims are afraid to come forward for…

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