India ranks 141st among 165 countries analysed by Newsweek magazine in connection with how women are treated. In the best and worst places for women analysis of Newsweek, determining the countries which offer women the most expansive rights and the best quality of life, Iceland tops the list.
It is followed by Sweden, Canada, Denmark and Finland. Mali, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen, Afghanistan and Chad were at the bottom.
India’s overall score was just 41.9 out of 100; with only 14.8 in politics, 54 in justice, 60.7 in economics, 64.1 in health and 64.9 in education. Even Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and China ranked higher than India. The Philippines at number 17 is the only Asian country in the top 20.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed said India’snew power and prosperity remained evasive for many, especially women.