Mumbai Witnesses 22 Per Cent Rise In Rape Cases: Praja Foundation

Out of all these victims, 69 per cent of them were below the age of 18 and out of 540 cases, in 527 cases the victims knew the offenders.

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According to a shocking revelation by Praja Foundation, it was stated that Mumbai has witnessed a 22 per cent rise in rapes and 51 per cent in sexual assault. The rise in the number of cases has been reported in between 2014 and 2019. 

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Notably, out of all these victims, 69 per cent of them were below the age of 18. In addition to this, in 527 cases out of 540, the victims knew the offenders. Founder and Trustee of Praja Foundation Nitai Mehta stated that it is a matter of introspection for the society that children are being abused by people who know them and urgent steps should be taken to address this issue.  

Notably, Praja Foundation is a non-partisan organisation working towards enabling accountable governance since 1999. Praja empowers citizens to participate in governance by providing knowledge and perspective so that they can become politically active and involved beyond the ballot box. It undertakes extensive research and highlights civic issues to build the awareness of, and mobilize action by the government and elected representatives (ERs).

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