Rape fears fuel tourists' anxiety

Mar 20, 2013, 03:32 IST | A Correspondent

Danish tourist Judith Jensen has a long list of don'ts to help her feel safe during her holiday in India.

She won’t hail a taxi off the street, she won’t stay in an obscure hotel and she won’t go out after dark — all decisions made in response to the growing reports of sexual crime in the country.

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“I have read and heard so much about rape in India that now I feel this persistent sense of danger,” she said. But, at the Delhi office of the Indian Association of Tour Operators, executive director Gour Kanjilal said it was unfair to portray India as dangerous. 

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