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Shocking revelation from the National Crime Records Bureau. #India #crime #NaMo #BJP
Why 83% of convicts in India are from backward classes/SCs/STs?
Is there a casteist bias against subaltern communities?
New Delhi, 11 Feb 2014: By the end of year 2012, there were 1.27 lakh convicts serving sentence inside jails across India – the overwhelming majority of them i.e. 83% belonged to backward communities like Other Backward Classes (OBC), Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Muslims. The revealing facts were brought out by the country’s premier government institution National Crime Records Bureau in its Prison Statistics India 2012 report. The total number of convicts inside jails by the end of year 2012 was 1,27,789. Of them, OBCs were 37,451 (29.3%), SCs 27,898 (21.8%), STs 17,696 (13.8%) and Muslims were 22,687 (17.8%). See the table below.
Total convicts inside jails by end of year 2012: 1,27,789
OBCs convicts: 29.3% (37,451) Scheduled Castes convicts: 21.8% (27,898)
Scheduled Tribes convicts: 13.8% (17,696) Muslim convicts: 17.8% (22,687)
Total convicts from marginalized classes: 82.73% (105732)
In a country where conviction rate is very low due to cumbersome judicial processes, why is the great majority of the convicts from the backward communities?
“The system of the country has become elite-oriented. It does not respect its own citizens. The judicial system works in favour of the powerful and the rich,” says Dr Rahul Ramagundam, Associate Professor, Dr. K. R. Narayanan Centre for Dalit and Minorities Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia. “The backward and marginalized communities including minorities are excluded from decision-making processes,” adds Dr Ramagundam while talking to India Tomorrow. Not only convicts, the great majority i.e. 86% of under trials are also from the same backward classes.
According to the report of National Crime Records Bureau, of the 2.5 lakh undertrials there were 2.2 lakh were from the backward communities. See the table.
Total undertrials by end of year 2012 : 2,54,857 OBC undertrials: 29.7% (75,723)
Scheduled Castes undertrials: 22.4% (57,197) Scheduled Tribes undertrials
13.3% (33,900), Muslim undertrials - 21.0% (53,638)
Total convicts from marginalized classes: 86.50 (220458)
While agreeing that even 60 years of reservation has not made these people particularly the SCs and STs powerful neither socially nor economically, Dr Ramagundam suggests their political empowerment. “To an extent, the experiment of Aam Aadmi Party brightens hope among the marginalized communities as the party has tried to ensure participation of the common people in governance.
Moreover, there is a need for grassroot movements to make these communities empowered,” says Dr Ramagundam. He also wants police reform. The police work with purely colonial nature. They pick the poor even with no or little evidence and leave the rich scot-free despite clear and strong proofs.
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Green Party presidential candidate #Jill #Stein speaks at a news conference at the #Green #Party presidential nominating convention in #Baltimore, (Reuters / Jonathan Ernst)
On the anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre and following a gun assault at a #Colorado school, the US must confront the political problems that prevent #gun #crime from properly tackled, 2012 Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein told RT.#archbhoo
Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shootings, in which 20 children and six school workers died. US President Barack Obama called for tighter gun control measures as he commemorated the day.
On Friday, a student opened fire at a high school in Centennial, Colorado, critically injuring a classmate before apparently taking his own life. The school is located down the road from the Aurora movie theater where a gunman went on a shooting spree in 2012, killing 12 people. It is also just 15 miles from Littleton - where two enrolled teenagers opened fire at Columbine High School in 1999, murdering 12 students and a teacher.
Stein told RT that gun violence, and its interaction with broader social and political problems in the country, clearly still needs tackling, and that the wide availability of arms isn’t necessarily protecting people. Rather, it is often doing just the opposite.
“It’s a very complicated problem, but that said, there’s a lot we can do about it. And while rates of violent crime and gun homicides have gone down over the last two decades, really they are still sky high compared to what they could be - and what they should be. We have about 100 times the rate of gun homicides and violent gun crimes relative to many countries of Western Europe and we should not be in the business of normalizing violence,” said Stein.
“It’s clear there is a relationship between gun violence and economic violence and poverty, and racial disparities and economic disparities. And the more we become an unjust society, the more we are at risk for continuing gun violence and potentially growing gun violence,” she added.
While 90 percent of Americans want the issue to be solved, there is a political problem that prevents the US from fixing it in the way that the people would like, Stein said.
“People don’t trust government because government has been bought and paid for by powerful special interests like the NRA. And the NRA is actually doing a disservice and fails to represent the interests of ordinary gun owners because it has become dominated by big industry. And its policies essentially reflect a marketing strategy to keep selling guns.”
Stein argues that the US should look to other countries such as Australia, which is just as much of a gun culture as America, when searching for great examples of dealing with the issue of gun control.
“In 1995 when they passed limits on automatic weapons [implemented] background checks, and actually did a buyback of dangerous automatic and semiautomatic weapons – they have not had a single mass shooting ever since. And the rates of ordinary gun violence dropped by half. They have saved $500 billion per year. It has not been a slippery slope in Australia.
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