National Crime Records Bureau
Opinion  /  Published 03.11.20

Laws work: Death penalty for rape

Crimes against women in India show that, however severe, laws by themselves are no deterrent. The Karnataka High Court, however, has recommended that Section 376D of the Indian Penal Code that prescri...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 16.10.20

Just so: Crimes against dalits

Institutional complicity in efforts to protect upper-caste criminals when the crimes are against Dalits was laid bare in the Hathras case in Uttar Pradesh. But that is just a blatant example among num...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 15.10.20

Cong seeks Yogi govt dismissal

The Congress on Wednesday asked the Centre to immediately dismiss the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh because of the alarming rise in crime in the state. “Criminals feel emboldened ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 07.10.20

Let go: The law against sedition

Indian politicians love to hang on to laws from the colonial era — the law against sedition is an example. Inscribed as Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, sedition is the incitement through ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 06.10.20

Marked out: Growing crimes against Dalits

The National Crime Records Bureau data present a picture of trends in criminality. It has to be assumed, though, that many crimes are not reported, especially those against women and against those les...
By The Editorial Board in

North East  /  Published 04.10.20

Laughing cop ‘born without a mom’

Protester: Sir, why are you laughing at us? Police official: I laugh all the time. Protester: Don’t you think this is a serious issue? And you shouldn’t laugh at it. Police official: I ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 02.10.20

Same old: Misogyny crossed with caste hatred

There is a surreal quality in the unceasing crimes against women as in their cruelty. Sharpening laws, people’s protests or routine pieties from politicians make little difference. The cruelty i...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 25.09.20

Less is good: Dip in farmer suicides

A silver lining recently is the decline in suicides of farmers. The report on accidental deaths and suicides of 2019 published by the National Crime Records Bureau indicates this: from 11,379 deaths i...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 22.09.20

'Nil' cited for farm suicides

By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 10.09.20

Road to hell: Failure of Motor Vehicles Act

The outcome of irresponsibility is seldom favourable; in the worst case, recklessness can even lead to the loss of lives. The latter is what the new Motor Vehicles Act — the amended legislation ...
By The Editorial Board in


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