New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila
Dikshit on Monday expressed serious concern over the safety of
women in the national capital and said the prevailing
situation is not at all acceptable.
"It is a matter of great concern. It is not at all
acceptable," Dikshit said when her comments were sought on the
findings of a study which said the city is unsafe for women
even during daytime.
Dikshit said her government would intensify campaign to
prod the people of the city to contribute in their own little
ways to make women feel secure.
"We will do whatever we can like intensifying campaign to
make the people aware about the issue," Dikshit said.
The study conducted by Centre for Social Research (CSR)
on rape cases said women are not safe even during daytime in
It is based on 58 FIRs lodged by rape victims in Delhi
between January 2009 and July 2011 and medical-legal reports
According to the study, as many as seven rape incidents
took place between 6.00 am to noon, 17 cases between noon and 6.00
pm and 14 victims were raped between 6.00 pm and midnight.
The study also claims 18 women were battered in some form
or the other every hour across the country with 13 cases
of statutory rape (below 10 years) and 18 cases of school or
college level girls being raped. The age group of the accused
varied from below 18 years to above 50 years of age.