The Assam government Monday told the Assembly that 12,750 cases of crime against women were registered in the state in the year 2017-18. In a written reply to a query by Congress MLA Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said in Assam 1,751 cases of rapes, 539 murders and 10,460 dowry crimes took place across the state in 2017-18. Replying on behalf of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who holds the Home portfolio, Patowary informed that in the previous financial year 1,571 rapes, 490 murders and 9,629 dowry related crimes were registered in the state. In 2016, the total number of crimes recorded in Assam was 1,07,022, which went up to 1,11,118 in 2017, the minister said. Crime Against Women And Children in India: The Sad Story of Selective Anger, Religion And Politics.
To a separate question of AGP MLA Ramendra Narayan Kalita, Patowary said the state has witnessed a total of 84,540 crimes related to theft, dacoity, kidnapping, sexual harassment, rape, dowry, accident and superstition till August 2018 from the time alliance government came to power in 2016. In this period, 56 extremists have been killed, while seven security personnel also lost their lives in addition to injuries to 14 other security persons, he added.