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Odisha 175 women have become the victims of objectionable videos going viral in the last three years

Bhubaneswar:11/12/17  A total of 175 women have become the victims of objectionable videos going viral in Odisha in the last three years, while 5,935 rape cases were reported during the period, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik informed the State Assembly on Monday.

As many as 42 cases relating to incidents of objectionable videos of women going viral have been registered in 2015, while 40 cases of cyber crimes were registered in 2016, the Chief Minister said replying to a written question of Congress Chief Whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati.

The incidents increased in the current year with 93 cases registered by September end this year, taking the total cases relating to cybercrime between 2015 and 2017 to 1,261, he said.

He added that 5,935 rape cases were registered in the three years. Of the 2,286 cases reported in 2015, 109 were of gangrape.

Patnaik furtheradded that the figure of rape cases in 2016 was 2,144 and 96 gangrape cases. Similarly, 1,505 rape cases and 83 gangrape cases have been reported till September this year. Chargesheets in 3,040 rape cases have been filed in the last three years.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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