Crime against women rises during lockdown
Lockdown is attributing to rising crime against women in the country, According to data shared by the NCW, sharp rise in cases of domestic violence has been reported during lockdown
Lockdown being a challenge to everyone in the country, proves to be the toughest for the women
Crime against women rises sharply across the country amid restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 outbreak
The National Commission for Women received 587 complaints from March 23 to April 16
Out of these total complaints against women, 239 are related to domestic violence
According to the NCW, 123 cases of domestic violence were received between February 27 and March 22.
In the last 25 days, the Commission received 239 more such complaints.
NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma earlier said that the high number can be attributed to the lockdown
The major reason for rising crime is that the abuser and the victim are locked together
The nation is under lockdown since March 24 to control the spread of coronavirus.
From February 27 to March 22, a total of 396 offences related to women were reported to the NCW
While from March 23 to April 16, as many as 587 such complaints were received, according to the data.
The highest number of complaints were related to domestic abuse and violence.
The NCW launched a WhatsApp number - 72177135372 to report domestic violence on an emergency basis during the lockdown.
The commission constituted a special team to handle these complaints on a fast track basis.
A total of 40 messages were received reporting domestic violence in 5 days, the data showed.
The NCW, in a statement, said these messages are first scrutinised to prioritize the domestic violence cases
Cases related to domestic violence amid the lockdown are taken up on priority
Immediate security is being provided to aggrieved women with the help of state police and administration.
The data shows that besides domestic violence cases of sexual abuse are also on a rise during lockdown
The NCW fears that large number of women are unable to report crime against them due to lockdown