About 250 million women in the world are daily smokers. About 22 percent of women in developed countries and 9 percent of women in developing countries smoke tobacco. Cigarette smoking among women is declining in many developed countries, notably Australia, Canada, the UK and the USA, though this trend is not the same in the South and East of Europe. But the considerable fact is that, as per recent research, women in developing countries and especially those from the Asia, have got into the trend of Cigarette smoking than early times. And today, even Iraq has not been left out of this.
“We are going to put into action new efforts to strike fear into the Christians of the power of Islam by kidnapping their women” said Boko Haram in March 2012. [http://www.persecution.org/2012/03/10/boko-haram-threatens-to-kidnap-christian-women-in-nigeria/]. Haram, the Islamist militant group leader pronounced a threat to kidnap Christian women in Nigeria, but will not hurt or sexually harass the women, but instead would demand as ransom that the families leave the Islamic areas of Nigeria. Nigerian Christians from the North of Nigeria are under attack of bombings and are being kidnapped due to which they are forced to flee to the South or cross the border into Cameroon.
On 2nd of March 2013 began the in-camera hearing of the infamous rape case that took place a year ago, on 5th of February in 2012, ago in an up market area, called Park Street, in the City of Joy, aka. Kolkata, West Bengal. What keeps us wondering is that it may take few minutes to commit a rape or a crime, while it takes a year or more to frame charges against the accused; or may be the charges would not be framed at all; and worst of all may be let loose in the society again, if they have political linkages.