India ranked the most dangerous country in South Asia for foreign tourists

India is the only South Asian country in the top ten.

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A survey ranks India as the most dangerous country for foreign tourists in South Asia. The ranking was revealed by the World Index, an organization working to rank countries on the basis of indicators like art, literature, culture, sports, technology and military affairs.

According to their most recent ranking, India has been declared as the most dangerous country, not only in Asia, but it is also the only South Asian country on the top ten list. While the survey was being conducted, an interview of an Australian woman was taken. She showed her discontent with the atmosphere in India, saying that there is a specific mentality prevailing among Indian masses regarding foreign women.

Along with the constraints and treatment of women, pollution, politics and societal problems also are a major cause of inconvenience for foreign visitors. Narrating her account, another Canadian woman said that she always feels like a stranger in India. She feels uncomfortable by how she is treated, spoken to, how Indian men try to take pictures with her, deceive her and even sexually assault her. (Via: VOA)

Brazil, USA and the UK on the list:

According to the survey, Brazil is the most dangerous country for foreign tourists. The UK and USA stand on 13th and 16th rank respectively. Interestingly, Pakistan is not even among the top 20, which has irked Indians.

Previously, India was ranked as the most dangerous country for women. The factors that influenced the ranking were a high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labor. According to the experts, not enough is being from India’s end to tackle the issue. Even after the rape and brutal murder of Delhi woman made women security a national priority, little has been done to practically do something about it.


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    Sorry for the sour grapes Bhupesh but its actually true. I’m British and I’ve been to both India and Pakistan I felt way more vulnerable in India. I wouldn’t ever attempt to travel there alone but I did in Pakistan and I was fine during that trip. I’m not sure if I just got lucky. Planning to go again so I’ll keep you updated.

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    I’ve traveled to over 45 countries including India and Pakistan. India is *definitely* more dangerous for women than Pakistan. I wouldn’t feel comfortable travelling around India alone, I wouldn’t trust that I would be safe in hotels on public transport or even with the authorities. But I can promise you this if you were ever harassed in Pakistan there would be tens of people immediately there to protect you and reprimand the perpetrator. In India they would merely stand and watch for entertainment or join in the harassment. Sorry to say this but it’s my experience.

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    Im Indian and I agree India is more dangerous than Pakistan for women. Pakistan has other terrorism related and religious freedom issues, but in this respect its better than India.

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    I lived in Pakistan for 2 years and visited India twice. I am from the state of Idaho in the US. I was treated with respect and dignity in Pakistan but treated like a sideshow in India. I was groped and assaulted in India but in Pakistan when a man dared touch my shoulder on a bus, several other men stood up and kicked him off while women gathered around me and formed a protective circle. All without my prompting. All it took was me to irritably shrug his hand off and they were up in arms to protect me and one woman rode with me to my block to ensure i got home safe.

    Sorry but in India the men who groped me laughed. The onlookers laughed. Women hid their eyes from me as i shrieked at the man for touching me and no one cared.

    I grew up conservatively and dress conservatively so aside from being pale and clearly Caucasian there is no reason to incite that sort of treatment(and I firmly believe a woman’s dress should never be blamed for other’s actions) except now those assholes can say they touched a westerner’s butt.

    Pakistanis who helped me can proudly say they have a friend in this American.

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    May be! Therefore my Indian friend living in our Canada told me that an organization called RSS in India abducted many national and international tourists….
    Unfortunately child abuse/ teen rapes and porn sites are like a culture in most of the Indian cities…!

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