Hisar: All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) has said low sex ratio is partly responsible for the spate of rapes in Haryana as the ninth case was reported from the state in less than a month. The association also accused the police of apathy towards rape victims and their families. AIDWA Vice President Jagmati Sangwan said, "The sex ratio in Haryana is so dismal that boys are not finding girls for marriage. Such factors create an environment which is unsafe for women."
The rising rape cases, experts say, are a result of low sex ratio - 830 girls for 1000 boys as per 2011 census. Also, there is a huge gender bias in the state and high incidences of foeticide contributing to the low sex ratio. More unmarried men are of marriageable age, however, most of them are unemployed. Another factor is rising use of alcohol among the young.
"The apathy of the police protects the criminals. The police doesn't act in the manner it should to give a lesson to others. Parents also don't come ahead to get the rape cases registered because they don't have any hope of getting justice," added Sangwan.
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