Mistreatment most common form of elderly abuse in India: Study

Jul 20 2014, 12:06 IST
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Out of 28,295 affected elderly respondents, 10,452 ranked mistreatment as the most common form of abuse. (Reuters) Out of 28,295 affected elderly respondents, 10,452 ranked mistreatment as the most common form of abuse. (Reuters)
SummaryThe Agewell Foundation said that out of 28,295 affected elderly respondents, 10,452 ranked mistreatment as the most common form of abuse.

vulnerability their cries for help remain within four-walls, that's why only a few cases of violation of human rights of elderly come out," said Himanshu Rath, Founder Chairman of Agewell foundation.

Indian population has approximately tripled during the last 50 years, but the number of elderly Indians (60+) has increased more than four-fold.

The 2011 Census has shown that the elderly population (60+) of India accounted for 98.3 million, which was projected to cross the 100 million mark during the same year.

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