Crime Against Scheduled Castes Most Number of Cases in UP
According to the data compiled by National Commission for Scheduled shows that Castes, BJP-ruled states including Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan have reported the highest rates of crimes against Scheduled Castes in 2015.
Data gathered by NCSC has revealed that almost 40% increase in incidence of crime against Dalits. Most of the increment happened between 2011 and 2014, across India.
In 2015, Gujarat reported the highest crime rate against Dalits (163.3%, 6,655 cases), followed by Chhattisgarh (91.9%, 3,008 cases), Rajasthan (58.5%, 7,144 cases) and Bihar (43%, 7,121 cases).
Uttar Pradesh, the state ruled by Samajwadi Party government reported the most number (8,946) of cases of crime against Dalits. However the crime rate against Dalits in UP is only 21.6%.
NCSC has worked out percentage crime rates for each state taking the atrocity incidents over Scheduled Caste population in that state. The data was a part of the agenda papers for meeting on ‘Monitoring the implementation of constitutional safeguards for Scheduled Castes’, held by NCSC.
The agenda papers clearly say, “Rajasthan, UP, Bihar, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh deserve special attention.” NCSC has also red-flagged the sudden increase in the incidence of crime against SCs in Gujarat and Chhattisgarh.