Parliament’s standing committee has accorded top priority to discuss crime in Delhi NCR

Delhi NCR

Crime has increased by 20% from 2018 to 2019 in Delhi. From 2018 to 2019, the national crime figures increased by 3% in cases registered under IPC( Indian Penal Code).

According to the National Crime Records Bureau(NCRB), thefts account for most of the crimes in the National capital. After the rape of Dalit woman in Hathras, the parliamentary committee has decided to discuss”Atrocities and Crime against women” at the top priority. The Hathras case of Uttar Pradesh shook the conscience of the nation.

Parliament’s standing committee has accorded top priority to discuss crime in Delhi NCR

Total of nine subjects has been shortlisted for the detailed discussion by the committee. The issue of Rising Crime in Delhi and NCR is one of those nine subjects. Besides, Hathras rape saw major outrage against the UP government, the crime levels have increased in the national capital. Hence, both issues assume greater significance.

As per the data of NCRB, thefts account to be major crimes in the national capital. In 290,000 crimes in Delhi, 82% of them are thefts. Thefts have increased by 25.7% from 2018 to 2019. On the other hand, thefts account to be over 20% of 3.2 million crimes across India. Family of the 19-year-old woman from Hathras alleged that they could not see her face even before police burnt the body with petrol. The woman died in Delhi hospital after the assault. The case has been registered against accused Sandip Singh. He and the other three whose names were taken by the victim before she died are in jail.

The panel will discuss on following issues as well:

  1. national security
  2.  intelligence coordination and counter-terrorism
  3. police- training
  4. modernisation and reforms
  5. prison- conditions and its infrastructure and reforms
  6. development activities in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh 
  7. management of Covid-19 pandemic and related issues.


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