Shimla, May 17: Election watchdog Association of Democratic Reform (ADR) revealed that out of total 724 women candidates in fray for 2019 election, 78 have declared serious criminal cases against them.
Issuing analysis of women candidature crime profiles, the ADR disclosed that 11 per cent woman declared serious criminal cases related to murder, attempt to murder and crimes against women. According to the ADR, it have analysed the election affidavits of about 216 candidates who were in fray for 2019 general election about 110 (15 per cent ) women candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.
Out of 665 women candidates analysed during Lok Sabha in 2014, 87(13 per cent) women candidates had declared criminal cases against themselves. During 2014 only 51(8 per cent) have declared serious criminal cases against them. Two women candidates declared that they have convicted in the cases. Four and 16 declared that they were booked in cases of murder or attempt to murder under 302/307 of IPC.
14 declared the cases under section 313/ 354 / 509 of IPC related to crime against women as causing miscarriage without consent, Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty and word,gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman etc.
Party wise Women candidates with Criminal Cases 14 (26 per cent ) out of 54 women who declared criminal cases belonged to INC, 18 (34 per cent ) out of 53 women candidates are from BJP, two ( eight per cent ) out of 24 women candidates from BSP, six (26 pc ) out of 23 candidates fielded by AITC and 22 (10 pc ) as 222 Independent candidates .
Party-wise, candidates with serious criminal include 10 from 19 per cent out of 54 women candidates from INC, 13 (25 per cent) out of 53 women candidates from BJP, 2 (eight per cent) out of 24 women candidates from BSP (17 per cent) out of 23 candidates, fielded by AITC and 21 (10 per entc ) out of 222 Independent candidates. (UNI)