Delhi's increasing reputation as an unsafe city is inviting some criticism from the sporting community as well. The spate of rape cases and the inability of the administration to provide safety to women of all ages is now scaring a 'world' citizen like Saina Nehwal.
The London Olympics bronze medalist is scheduled to play the Indian Open Grand Prix badminton championship in Delhi later this week and it's a (unhappy) coincidence that last time she was in the Capital for the same tournament, the city was grappling with a rape case.
In a statement on Monday, Saina said: "Last time, I came to Delhi there was a rape incident and again there is rape. I am very sad and upset with what is happening in Delhi. Something must be done immediately to stop this."