Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Case Increases in Covid-19 Lockdown: Women’s Panel

Lockdown The National Commission for Women has received more than 200 complaints over the past few months, as a nationwide lockdown was imposed to control the spread of coronaviruses, 70 to 75 of which were Domestic Violence cases. It is known that it has been growing ever since the lockdown.

A total of 260 complaints related to various crimes against women have been received, out of which 70 complaints are related to Domestic Violence, which has been revealed by the data released by NCW. Rekha Sharma is the chairperson of NCW, she says that if I believe, the number of cases of domestic violence would have been higher, but many women at her house, some people who harass her, do street harassing because of their constant presence always complaining She is afraid.

She says that from March 24 to April 1, NCW has received 70 Domestic Violence complaints and it is increasing day by day. Many women are not able to reach the police due to the lockdown. She does not even want to go to the police, because she is afraid that once her husband comes out of the police station, he will give her a tortured street again, will die and she cannot go out. ”

“Earlier, if something like this happened, women could go to their parents, but they were no longer able to go because of the lockdown. Rekha Sharma said that NCW is in touch with all these complainants. Women’s rights activists, many also said that he did lockdown since implementing domestic violence than women after Shi received Kayden.

Rights activist Kavita Krishnan, secretary of the All India Progressive Women’s Association, says women who are vulnerable could have been moved to safer places if the government had already warned of a lockdown. “All the women who have been victims of domestic violence and who have contacted me said that they knew (about the lockdown), they have tried to get out first and be safe somewhere.

“Ms. Krishnan said that” the only thing to help and rescue those who are survivors of domestic violence. And their situation is now worse in lockdown. According to Vani Subramanian, a member of the women’s group Saheli Trust, ” Imprisonment drives people crazy and leads them into abusive situations, which makes it worse”.

Ranjana Kumari, director of the Center for Social Research, says that everyone was at home due to the lockdown in the house and that many women could not dare to approach for help.

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