News By/Courtesy: AKSHITA PHUTELA | 29 Jul 2020 16:06pm IST


  • Coronavirus lockdown has resulted in crime against women in India
  • Now abuser and the victim are locked up together
  • Many many incidents of crime against womens in India goes unreported

Whereas the other crimes are decreasing Amid coronavirus lockdown, however at the same time the crime against women is increasing rapidly.
Violence against women in India is actually more than with what is presented, most of the cases go unreported or undocumented as women do not file a complaint against them because of cultural values and beliefs.
Police in various states is pointing out an increase in crimes against women in lockdown especially domestic violence as families are staying indoors and many people are out of work. There will be many more cases as most women face multiple threats while reporting such case is either in their house or locality and active with pointed out
NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma earlier in this year said that the highest number can be attributed because of the lockdown imposed which has locked the abuser and the victim together.
National Commission for Women has reported 2043 complaints in June.

The complaints have increased because we are very active on social media now and we are registering cases from Twitter and other social media platforms we WhatsApp number for reporting cases that were not in place earlier. People know that we are helping and that's why they have more faith in us, Rekha Sharma told PTI. The highest number was filed under the clause of right to live with dignity and the second-highest number of complaints were lodged under the protection of women against domestic violence.
For the case of domestic violence, we are advertising on Doordarshan at prime time to make women aware of ways in which they could reach us and also started our emergency WhatsApp helpline number which is an easy way for a woman to reach out to us this is the reason why numbers have increased.
The NCW is working for well being and empowerment of women so they can reach us any time any day, she said.
In May NCW received 1500 complaints in April complaints about 800, in March 13,47 complaints were received.
How to reduce this:

  • Educate yourself on violence against women

  • Contact your lawyer and file an FIR against your abuser.

  • According to stats dating violence and sexual assault of one in three girls and one in six boys by the time they are 18.

  • Sexual harassment should be addressed in local schools.

  • If you face any kind of violence or you see someone is facing it come out and voice your opinion.

  • Almost 86% of sex offenders are not strangers they are known to the victims.


This article does not intend to hurt the sentiments of any individual, community, sect, or religion etcetera. This article is based purely on the author’s personal opinion and views in the exercise of the Fundamental Rights guaranteed under Article 19(1)(A) and other related laws being enforced in India for the time being.

Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 29 Jul 2020 22:19pm IST

Tags : #women #crime #dignity #safety #laws

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