OPINION: Domestic violence during Lockdown period; How safe are we?
By migrator | Mon, 27 Apr 2020
By Prajal Regmi | Sikkim, April 27:
Well, we are all aware of the facts about the " CoronaVirus " or in other words COVID – 19 that has been spreading all over the world in a very rapid manner. One of the countries which has also been severely affected by this COVID – 19 is our own country India with a total case of over 20,000 with over 700 deaths 4,500 recovered cases.
As we all know that the country is going through lockdown since 25 March 2020 till 14 April 2020 which was the 1st phase and we are currently in the second phase i.e, from 15 April 2020 which is supposed to end by 3rd May 2020 as per instructed by prime minister Narendra Modi.
India is going through a pandemic situation but besides this, the act of domestic violence doesn't seem to stop. There has been a steep rise in crime against women across the country. According to some organisations' websites, as many as 587 complaints have been received from March 23 to April 16, out of which 239 are related to domestic violence.
Domestic violence cases have doubled than what it was before the lockdown. The cases are mostly high in states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana & Punjab.