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Domestic Violence Cases Have Increased- NCW

New Delhi: The 21-day nationwide Lockdown influence after the Coronavirus outbreak has resulted in a rise in home violence circumstances in India, the Nationwide Fee of Ladies (NCW) mentioned on Thursday.

“There have been different kinds of complaints related to the domestic violence, in which husbands are abusing them (women) and calling them COVID-19,” NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma advised the media.

“From March 24 till April 1, the NCW has received 69 domestic violence complaints and it is increasing day by day. I am receiving at least 1 or two emails everyday, even directly on my personal email id. My staff members are also getting complaints of domestic violence on their personal emails and WhatsApp numbers apart from our official email id and phone number,” Sharma advised the media right here.

The NCW chief mentioned that “I have seen different kind of complaints because of the lockdown. Women are not able to reach to the police and they even don’t want to go to the police because if husband comes back from the police station in a day or two he will again torture the woman, this is a different kind of problem. Earlier, women used to go out and reach to their parents but now that option is also closed.”

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A giant cause for the rise within the circumstances of home violence may be that earlier ladies used to seek out some area to breathe both at their mother and father’ home, at workplaces and even at public locations however because of the lockdown they need to reside with their perpetrators through the lockdown intervals.

Speaking concerning the grievance she obtained from victims of home violence, Sharma mentioned, “I received a complaint today from Nainital where a woman is not able to travel out. She said that her husband is beating and abusing her but she cannot travel her home back to Delhi. She wants a hostel or any place where she can live during the lockdown. She doesn’t even want to go to the police because she says if the police arrest the husband then also her inlaws will torture her.”

Sharma additionally talked about one other grievance through which the sufferer’s husband beat her and known as her COVID-19.

“Yesterday I got a call from Mohali where a woman is stuck with her husband. He is abusing her and saying that she is COVID-19 and because of her, he was suffering, she should leave his house. We have to work hard on these issues.”

Sharma mentioned that NCW is in contact with these complainants. “I’m personally calling them. My workforce is doing its finest efforts and we’re there for them 24×7. She urged the media to report such issues to her if the media finds any such case.

(With IANS Inputs)

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