MP: Women feel more unsafe in crowded places, finds survey

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Oct 31, 2014 12:45 IST

Ironical as it may seem, girls and working women of Bhopal and Indore find busy roads and markets more unsafe than secluded places. This came to the fore when MP police's crime against women cell held a survey in August-September to identify the unsafe areas of Bhopal and Indore.

About 3,000 girls, working women and housewives have shared their experience by answering questions of the survey. According to sources, most of them feel that busy and crowded areas are more likely to have anti-social elements and they experienced maximum harassment and discomfort in such places. However, the official data would be released in three-four days.

After releasing data, MP police crime against women cell would take action to make the unsafe areas more safe and comfortable for women. Additional director general of police (ADGP), crime against women cell, Aruna Mohan Rao said the survey had been completed successfully in Bhopal and Indore.

"The compilation and analysis of data is being carried out and report would be release soon," she added. The decision of holding survey had been taken in view of alarming data of sexual harassment in the state.

According to NCRB report 2013, highest number of cases of intent to outrage the modesty of women were recorded in MP i.e., 8,252 followed by 6,655 in Maharashtra.

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