Every picture has a bright and a dark side. And it is wise to look at the dark side also before facing the consequences. Now, if you are thinking of visiting India, I would suggest you to read this whole article in detail before doing anything else. The article tells about the Top 10 Reasons Why India Is Not A Safe Place for visiting, for doing business or for living. Read the facts and then make your further plan.
10. Haunted Locations
There are some places in India which are extremely haunted. It is assumed that some ghosts or unrested souls live there. India has a whole haunted city rather than some locations. At Grand Paradi Towers in Mumbai several suicides and anonymous deaths take place. Visitors have told that in Dumas Beach at Surat, several voices are heard without any physical appearance which tells them to go back. Lambi Dehar Mines in Mussoorie and Bhangra in Rajasthan are also some of the haunted sites in India.
9. Caste Violence
Caste system is still prevalent in this century of technology and development in India. Lower casts are not respectable and hence they are thrown out of every important sector of the country. This problem is especially seen the area of Uttar Pradesh whose population is more than that of Russia and is the poorest state. This issue is not a smaller one as a lot of unrest occurs. Shooder cast is mostly pissed off and strives hard for their rights.
Court system in India is very sluggish and not trustworthy. For every one million people, there are only 15 judges in the country. So in order to get justice, you have to go through a painfully slow process. Police force is also not enough and up to date. Bribery is very common. Political unrest also is the cause of no attention towards justice.
The basic issue making the country economically weak is corruption. According to the International Transparency reports, about 62% of the population is involved in corruption. Schemes of social spending and entitlement launched by the government are the major sources of corruption. If you were thinking of expanding business to India, than you must give a second thought as fraud, bribery, corruption and unfair means are very common when dealing with money.
6. Religious Conflict
Religious intolerance is not new in India rather its history goes back to 1947, and even before the year of formation of India. Muslims are also in majority there, so there is always a conflict between both the sectors. Gujarat riots, Bhagalpur riots, Bombay Riots etc. are some of the common evidences. Last year 31 people were killed during election days due to religious issues between Hindus and Muslims in Muzaffarnagar. History of conflicts with Sikh goes back to 1984 when Indra Gandhi (than the Prime Minister) was killed by her Sikh guards. Anti-Sikh programs were introduced and as a result a large number of Sikhs were killed. This clash has not finished yet. Even Tamils and Buddhist do not feel safe in India.
5. Street Crimes
Street crimes due to poverty are a vivid act. Mobile snatching, wallet snatching and jewelry snatching are the common acts. Concern authorities are doing nothing to avoid such unfair acts. Public places are mostly safe. Safety tip; never walk alone especially when it’s dark. Avoid isolated places.
India is the second largest country of the world regarding population. But the government has failed to provide proper social rights to everyone. People find unfair means to get their rights and as a result crime rate is increasing day by day. Kidnapping for ransom is not peculiar. Bad guys kidnap people having high profile and demand a huge ransom. Showing you as a high profile person is not a wise thing to do. Groom kidnapping is also prevalent in the society. Bride’s family kidnap groom to void giving dowry. Here is a safety tip. Never ever take any eatable while travelling in trains or buses from unknown people.
3. Kashmir Dispute
Kashmir, at the time of independence in 1947, was originally allocated to Pakistan. But some conspiracies took place and Radcliffe Award made Kashmir a part of Indian Territory. Since then, there is a political unrest. Kashmiris also want to be a part of Pakistan but India is afraid to lose the most beautiful area of the country. Even UN also stated Kashmir as a part of Pakistan in 1963, but India ignored every order. As a result there are always killings between the people and the forces. Hence the most beautiful area is not safe at all. People avoid going there and so the tourists.
2. Terrorist’s Attacks
Bomb blasts as a result of terrorist’s attacks started from 1984 till present. Terrorist’s activities have increased since the past decade. Causes are numerous, as been discussed in all over the article. Mumbai and Kashmir are the main places where such activities are vigilant. Sites of terrorism are mostly religious and public places. Tourists have shown a destructive attitude towards visiting India after series of terrorist’s activities. Neither locals nor the foreigners feel safe anymore. It has been reported in The Times of India that almost 800 cells indulged in terrorism are active inside the country.
1. Sexual Violence ( Rape ).
Rape stories are very common in India. Prominent stories include “the December Gang Rape”, “the Swiss Woman Gang Rape”, “the British Teenager Rape”, “the German Tourist Rape”, “the Teenager Bus Rape” and the list goes on. Delhi has got a new name of “Rape Capital” after these frequent on scene incidents. So, it can be said that women are not safe in India whether local or foreign. It has been reported that the number of tourists have decreased to 25% after the incident of December Gang Rape. About 35% of female tourists have changed their routes who used to frequently visit India. Dinesh Reddy,
DGP of Andhara Pradesh Police, stated that “women’s provocative dress sense/fashionable dresses are cause of different rape cases”. India is at number 2 in the list of countries having most rape cases. It is advised to women to follow proper dress code of particular area. And it is advised to India to control the sexual violence as it will take no time taking India down.