Uprisings and extremism occur where there is a surplus of men. The acute lack of women facing many Asian countries plays an important role in the outbreak of riots and the emergence of extremist groups, reports "The Guardian", citing the opinion of some experts. According to estimates, Asia suffers from the lack of 100 million women. Now, there are 119 men in every 100 women in China, but in some areas the imbalance is greater than in 1850. Earlier this year, an official report by the Chinese authorities estimated that, by 2020, one in ten men of all ages between 20 and 45 years will be unable to find a wife.
The problem is that people in rural areas consider boys to be more reliable than girls. In India and China it is common for a woman to abort if she finds out that she may have a baby girl. Although in India pregnancy interruptions due to child sex are illegal, the practice is becoming more common. In both countries, in areas where there is a major gender imbalance, there is an increased crime rate. In the Indian provinces of Uttar Pradesh and Punjab the most crimes are registered, and in China, Shanghai or Guangzhou, 90% of the crimes are committed by unmarried men.
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March 20, 2007