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Tripura and Amit Shah: A fact check

Tripura is the fourth worst state in terms of unemployment among graduates in the country

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On May 7, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah claimed Tripura had the highest rate of crime against women in the country, and 25 per cent of the literate population of the state was unemployed. He attributed this to the government, led by the CPI(M) and Manik Sarkar All of Shah's statements are not consistent with the facts. Tripura is at eighth position on the list of crime against women among 29 states and seven Union Territories (UTs), according to the 2015 report of the National Crime Records Bureau. The measure is of crimes against women reported per ...

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First Published: Sun, May 21 2017. 23:19 IST
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