Daily Archives: September 21, 2018

Only men can be accused of rape in India, now the names will be pasted in public. Female rapists cannot even be accused.

This registry will contain names, photographs, residential addresses, fingerprints, DNA samples, PAN and Aadhaar numbers of convicted sexual offenders.

According to a report in The Indian Express, the database will contain more than 4.5 lakh cases, including profiles of first-time and repeat offenders, based on details compiled from prisons across the country. The offenders will be classified by criminal history to ascertain if they “pose a serious danger to the community”.

An official source told the Bangalore Mirror, “The National Crime Records Bureau will be the nodal agency to maintain the sex-offenders’ registry. It will help the law-enforcement agencies in identifying the repeat offenders, while people, too, would be aware of those involved in sex crimes.”