India is the fifth-most unsafe country in the world for a foreign person, according to a new report released by Inter Nations, a leading network for direction to emigrants around the world.
In the Expat Insider Survey 2019, India is ranked fifth from the lowest in terms of safety and security among 64 countries across the world.
The survey found that over four in ten accused reported negative feelings about the peacefulness in India and 27% were annoyed with their personal safety in the Hindu-majority country, three times the global average of 9%.
“A United State American expat, for example, does not like “always having to keep my guard up, as a female, I don’t feel safe. As a local, I often feel taken advantage of at work and outside work,” the survey said.
Many reports of tourists being raped in different parts of India have raised in the past year, with some even following civil cases in Indian courts to bring the committers to justice.
The surveyed accused have also spoken their anxiety about the political constancy in India, where a Hindu nationalist government has caused division with discordant policies like rejecting citizenship to millions of Bengali Muslim immigrants in the state of Assam.
“Almost double the global average (32% vs 17% worldwide) rate the political stability of India negatively. An Australian expat shares that ‘politics has become hardline, and there are social tensions’,” the survey found.