Many crimes go unreported in Indian cities, sexual harassment complaints ignored – finds survey


More than half the crimes in Mumbai and New Delhi go unreported, and police in those cities refuse to register most complaints of sexual harassment, according to the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative. A public survey in the two cities showed that sexual harassment of women was the third most common crime, but most people who did not report it said they did not want to be caught up in bureaucracy or did not believe the police could help. “It is virtually impossible to know the true extent of how much crime is not reported due to police refusal to register…

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