Women Feel Safer in Mumbai
One of the students involved in the three-year study said that women in India "don't feel the same claim to public space as men do." And yet women feel safer in Mumbai than in other cities.
Purva Mehra writes, "According to this city-wide survey, conducted as part of the landmark Mumbai First initiative that seeks to examine in depth the city's aspirations and misgivings, more than 56 per cent think that the city is still the safest for women in India. The results also stated that 32 per cent felt safe travelling alone late at night, while 54 per cent felt somewhat safe to do so."