Attacks on women on the rise: Centre

Maneka-GandhiDespite stringent laws, attacks and gender-based crimes have been on the rise, Centre has informed Parliament today.

An increasing trend can be seen as in 2012, 2,44,270 cases of gender-based crime were reported, in 2013 there were 3,09,546 cases and in 2014 there were 3,37,922 cases, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said.

Out of these, 169, 222, and 280 cases were reported under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 during 2012, 2013 and 2014, respectively.

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