The National Crime Records Bureau shows In 2021, over 30% of all detenues in Indian prisons were Muslims even though the community’s share in the population is only 14.2% In 2021. In 2020, of a total 488,511 prisoners, 19.1% (93,774) were Muslims. The population share of Muslims in India is pegged at 14.2% (204 million). The data showed that 19.5% of all under trials and 17.4% of all convicts in Indian jails were Muslims. More than 30% of detenus and 57.2% of other prisoners were Muslims. Their numbers disproportionate to the minority community’s population share.
According to the data, the percentage of under-trial prisoners in jails comprise mostly of Muslims, although the majority of them do not get convicted of their crimes. Mind you, their percentage in jails make much more than the entire Muslim population in the respective states at minority level. Imagine what would happen when they become majority.
Hardily a day passes, without the arrest or booking FIRs against the ‘Peaceful Religion” men for crimes ranging from sexual assaults of minors and women, sodomy, pedophile, perversion, outraging of modesty of women, stalking, groping etc.in the world, most of the bomb blasts accused are only from this community.
As rightly said in the date, most of them get convicted and if even convicted, they get premature release thanks appeasement measures. In Tamil Nadu, Minorities welfare Minister Gingee K S Masthan said DMK government would take necessary stops to release the convicts of the Coimbatore serial bomb blasts. He said convicts jailed in the 1998 case will be released as per recommendations of the committee set up the state government to prepare a list of those to be released. Indian National League has demanded the release of 38 Muslim life convicts languishing in various prisons of Tamil Nadu on September 15, the birth anniversary of former CM CN Annadurai. The BJP and Hindu outfits have been stoutly opposed to the premature release.
Be that as it may, The Tirupur North police set up teams to arrest a law student Abdul Rahuman Khan (26) who attempted to murder a law student Amirnisha (20) and her mother B. Jameela Banu, a special public prosecutor of Mahila Court in Tirupur on 18th. Abdul has been stalking Amirnisha and based on her complaint, he was arrested on 22nd August . He came out of prison on conditional bail recently. On Sunday he attacked Amirnisha and her mother with a sickle and fled. they are being treated at a hospital.
In Virudhunagar district, at Nathampatti RC High school social science teacher Stephen Antonyraj (52) was arrested under POCSO for sexual harassment to 8th standard girl. Her parents and relatives gathered in front of the school demanding his arrest. Police booked him under POCSO act and arrested him.
In Thoothukudi district, government aided primary school Head master Anandraj (56) was arrested for sexually assaulting a 5th standard student. Police registered a case under Pocso act. He is now cooling his heels behind bars.
Hospital staff Robert Edison (44) was arrested at Thanjavur medical college hospital for misbehaving and sexually assaulting a woman patient who was in an unconscious state the administration of anesthesia injection for a surgery. When the woman was regaining her consciousness, she found him sexually assaulting her. On hearing her cries, people gathered. Based on her complaint Edison was arrested. He has been suspended by the hospital.
In Coimbatore, 62-year-old grocery shop owner Natraj was arrested for molesting 15 minor girl students, aged between 9 and 13 in the last four years. The girls, who attended project school ’ organized by rural police to create awareness on child sexual abuses. A 13-year-old told her headmistress that she was sexually abused by a grocery shop owner when she visited the shop. When asked whether any girls had such experience, 14 stood up and narrated their ordeal by Natraj.
In Tamil Nadu rapists roam free, survivor children live in fear if the data is an indication. During the year 2022, all kinds of crime against children stood 6,064 against country’s total number of 1.49 lakhs. In 2019 it was 4,139 while 4,338 in 2020. In 2021, rate of crime against children was 29.3 while all india total is 33.6 (crime rate is calculated as per one lakh population. (Source NCRB, 2021). In most cases, survivours and her family do not know the rights like opposing bail to accused. There have been incidences of rape victims are being threatened and sexually assaulted again by the accused who come out on bail.