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India rejects claim it is the most dangerous country on earth for women

INDIA was recently named the world’s unsafest country for women, but the country’s tourism ministry is taking steps to reassure travelers. The title was bestowed to India after the results of a Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) poll in June revealed India was dangerous for women, more so than Afganistan, Syria, Somalia, and Saudi Arabia. However, Tourism Ministry Secretary Rashmi Verma said in a letter sent to the heads of its overseas missions, trade, and hospitality associations, as well as its tourism offices abroad, that the TRF poll was based on “perception.” SEE ALSO: India is the world’s most dangerous country to be a woman She also added that India had implemented numerous safety initiatives since the fatal gang-rape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student, Jyoti Singh Pandey, in New Delhi in 2012. The incident triggered anger across the world and many questioned India’s protocol for dealing with and preventing these events. Verma went on to state in the letter which was shared...

 

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