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Rise in complaints of crime against women in NCW in the last 3 years: Govt

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NEW DELHI, March 17 (PTI): There has been an increase in the number of dowry, rape, and attempted rape complaints received by the National Commission for Women in the last three years, the Union Women and Child Development Ministry said.

Responding to a question in Lok Sabha, WCD Minister Smriti Irani gave data as per which 357 complaints of dowry were received in 2022, 341 in 2021, and 330 in 2020.

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“There has been an increase in the number of complaints received or registered by the Commission under the categories “dowry” and “rape or attempted rape” during the last three years and the current year,” Irani said in a written response.

According to the data, the NCW received 1,710 complaints of rape and attempted rape in 2022, 1,681 in 2021, and 1,236 in 2020.

Responding to another question, Irani said as of January this year, 764 Fast Track Special Courts, including 411 exclusive POCSO (e-POCSO) Courts, were functional in 28 states and UTs and had disposed of more than 144,000 cases.

More than 1,98,000 cases are still pending in these courts, she added.

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