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With the rise in crime against women, India ranked at fourth place for most dangerous place for women : Survey

According to report prepared by Thomson Reuters' Trust law Women with the help of the survey, India is ranked at fourth position as the world's most dangerous place for the women to live. This survey was prepared keeping an eye on the high number of female foeticide, infanticide and human trafficking prevalent in India.

Afghanistan leads the in this category followed by Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, India and Somalia.

Thomson Reuters' Trustlaw Women, a hub of legal information and legal support for women's rights.

The poll asked 213 experts in the field from five continents to rank countries on their overall perception of danger as well as by six key categories of risk, health threats, sexual violence, non-sexual violence, harmful practices rooted in culture, tradition and/or religion, lack of access to economic resources and human trafficking.

"India ranked fourth primarily due to female foeticide, infanticide and human trafficking," the poll said.

In 2009, India's Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta had remarked that at least 100 million people were involved in human trafficking in India, according to the survey.

The CBI has estimated that in 2009 about 90 per cent of trafficking took place within the country and that there were three million prostitutes, of which 40 per cent were children.

Other forms of exploitation include forced child labour and forced marriage.

"In India, upto 50 million girls were thought to be 'missing' over the past century due to female infanticide and foeticide," as per the UN Population Fund.

- PTI Inputs

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