According to latest report one in every three of 36% of women in India receives sexual and inappropriate calls or SMS' at least once a week. Meanwhile a survey has found which was conducted by communication app True caller, the survey titled "Understanding the Impact of Harassment and Spam Calls on Women", showed that 78% of women receive harassment calls with inappropriate and sexual content, while 82% receive unsolicited videos and pictures with inappropriate and sexual content at least once a week.
Meanwhile on an average, 50% of these calls and texts were anonymous, 11% were made by stalkers, and 3% were from a person known to them. Nearly two-thirds (62%) of the women were found to have taken measures against these calls, while 65% blocked the harasser's number, and another 48% installed a call blocking app.
But, only 10% of women filed a complaint to the police, while 7% named and
shamed the spammer on social media. Further according to the True caller’s
Insights 2017 report, India is plagued by the highest number of spam calls in
the world, with the average True caller user receiving 22.6 spam calls per
month. Moreover according to sources at least once a week, 72% of the women
surveyed received calls from fraudsters seeking to collect payments or
sensitive personal data, with 4% receiving counterfeit calls almost daily.
Hyderabad Police booked 12 Websites for publishing defamatory article Hyderabad sources made a statement that after taking swift action on websites that posted news of a rumored affair between film actor Prabhas and Y.S. Sharmila, sister of YSRCP chief Y.S Jaganmohan Reddy, the Hyderabad Police sent notices to 12 websites which have published such defamatory articles and videos.
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