Bengal to publish its own crime booklet
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NCRB rejected objection to its report
After the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) rejected objections raised by West Bengal Police on the manner of compiling crime figures, the state government has decided to release its own report on crime in Bengal "to show people the actual picture about the law and order".
"We will publish a book on crime registered in West Bengal. The NCRB crime statistics do not always reflect the true picture about the law and order situation in a state. We had opposed the way in which crime figures are compiled by NCRB. In reply to our view, the NCRB had stated that they would not have any objection if we publish our own crime statistics. So we have decided to release a book on crime in West Bengal, IG (headquarters" Adhir Sharma told The Indian Express. This is the first time that such a book will be published.
The decision of West Bengal Police comes after the NCRB, in its 2011 annual report, projected West Bengal as the most crime prone state as far as crime against women is concerned. With criticisms continuing to pour in for "failing to stop atrocities against women", Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, had slammed the media and her critics saying they were blowing minor incidents out of proportion. She had even accused the media of "glorifying rape".
The state had raised objection to NCRB report ranking the states in terms of criminality saying that such an exercise is insulting to the states.
Left to take up 'rising' women atrocities in a big way
KOLKATA: The Left Front on Thursday announced that it will hold a grand rally in Kolkata on November 17 to protest the "failure of the Trinamool-led government to stop atrocities against women". Speaking to mediapersons in Kolkata, Left Front chairman Biman Bose said: "Atrocities against women have increased like never before. There is an urgent need to build public opinion on this issue. The Left Front is appealing all women organisations to create mass opinion." The venue of the rally, however, has not been decided yet. Not only in Kolkata, torture on women has gone up in other parts of the state, he said.
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