Identity thefts are on rise in India. This is due to the lax cyber law of India. Indian cyber law is incorporated in information technology act 2000 (IT Act 2000). IT Act 2000 was amended by the information technology amendment act 2008 (IT Act 2008) and it made the cyber law of India a very weak law. So much so that the present cyber law of India has made India a safe heaven for cyber criminals and all sorts of cyber crimes are being committed in India.
See Cyber Laws In India for more.