HT Poll: 56% respondents feel crime against women are not dealt with severely

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 08, 2014 16:25 IST

The rape of a 25-year-old woman executive by a Uber cab driver in Delhi on Friday has once again thrown questions about rising crimes against women and their safety in the Capital.

There is widespread outrage with many citizens directly blaming the cab service for not sticking to safety guidelines, especially after the police said that the arrested cab driver, Shiv Kumar Yadav, spent nearly two years in jail earlier over another rape charge.

It also said Uber hired the cab driver without the mandatory police verification.

Recalling the brutal December 16 Delhi gang-rape, people also pointed out on how the city has been shamed again and no lessons have been learnt.

Hindustan Times conducted a online poll asking its readers why do such crimes continue despite public outrage.

More than 56% feel crimes against women are not dealt with severely and the guilty are not punished adequately.

21.07% say such crimes occur because authorities have not done enough to improve policing and security.

17.76% respondents feel the society is anti-women and treats them unjustly. Only 4.84% believe that women are not trained in self-defence and security which leads to such incidents.

The results of the poll were taken at 3pm on Monday.
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