Indian Government Rejects Findings Of TRF Survey Showing Country World’s Most Dangerous For Women

Times of India: Govt rejects report calling India most unsafe for women
“The government has rejected an ‘opinion poll’ by Thomson Reuters Foundation that said India is the most dangerous country for women, saying the conclusion is not based on any data but solely on subjective opinion. With the report — which names India as more unsafe than strife-hit Syria and Iraq where violence against women is endemic, or deeply conservative Saudi Arabia with its discriminatory laws — sparking a major furore, the government said the poll uses a ‘flawed methodology’ to present an erroneous picture…” (6/28).

Washington Post: India ranked world’s most dangerous place for women, reigniting debate about women’s safety
“…Experts interviewed for the poll said India had topped the list because its government has done little to protect women since the controversial rape and murder of a young student in 2012 prompted widespread outrage and changes in the country’s rape laws. … The poll — based on a survey of 548 experts on women’s issues — ignited an immediate firestorm of controversy on Indian social media, where critics blasted it as based on opinion, not facts…” (Gowen, 6/27).

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