Over 9,700 Cases of Atrocities Against Women: Maneka Gandhi

More than 9700 cases of atrocities against women were registered since April this year.

Published31 Jul 2015, 10:42 AM IST
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More than 9,700 cases of atrocities against women, including domestic violence and rape, have been registered since April this yea rwith the National Commission for Women, women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

She said these cases include“domestic violence, outraging the modesty of women, dowry harassment, property dispute, rape”.

As per the state and union territory-wise data, Uttar Pradesh has witnessed the highest number of women rights violation cases so far this financial year at 6,110, followed by Delhi (1,179), Haryana (504), Rajasthan (447) and Bihar (256). Together, in the last three financial years, the total number of such cases in Uttar Pradesh stood at at a staggering 44,328.

According to Maneka Gandhi, governmental action has included the forwarding of complaints to concerned authorities, enforcement and implementation of laws and programmes such as the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961, Sexual Harassment at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and women helplines.

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