Ministry of Women and Child Development

Increase in Domestic Violence against Women

Posted On: 22 SEP 2020 2:07PM by PIB Delhi

From the beginning of lockdown due to Covid 19 pandemic, the National Commission for Women (NCW) launched an Ad campaign through electronic media and social media inviting women who have suffered any kind of violence to come forward and report it. Further, in addition to handling complaints received through regular modes, NCW has also launched a WhatsApp number 7217735372 on 10.04.2020 for reporting domestic violence cases. The additional modes provided by NCW facilitated reporting of cases, including from women who had been experiencing violence at home for past several years. The complaints received by NCW are acted upon by coordinating with victims, police and other authorities to provide necessary assistance.

The month-wise and State-wise data indicating number of complaints registered with NCW under the category “Protection of women against domestic violence”, received from March 2020 till 20th September, 2020 is given at Annexure “I”. Month-wise and State-wise data of total complaints registered/ received by NCW relating to crime against women and deprivation of their rights, since March, 2020 is given at Annexure-II.

‘Police’ and ‘Public Order’ are State subjects under the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution of India. Maintenance of law and order, protection of life and property of citizens including prevention of domestic violence against women is primarily the responsibility of the State Governments and Union Territory Administrations. Nevertheless, giving high priority to safety of women, the Central Government has also taken a number of initiatives in this regard during the last six months. The Government has ensured that their schemes of One Stop Centres (OSCs), Universalisation of Women Help Line (WHL), Ujjawala Homes, SwadharGreh, Emergency Response Support System (112) and various authorities under women centric laws such as ‘The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005’, ‘The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961’, ‘The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006’ etc. remain operational and available for providing assistance to women during the aforesaid period. The Government has also undertaken sensitisation programs for the concerned officials of States and UTs for this purpose.

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani in Rajya Sabha today.

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Annexure-I

The State-wise and month-wise data indicating number of complaints registered with NCW under the category “Protection of Women against domestic violence”, received during the last six months, i.e. from March 2020 till 18th September, 2020

 

S.

No

State

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

(till 20.09.2020)

Received through Whasapp

Total

1

Andhra Pradesh

1

2

1

1

5

4

3

13

30

2

Assam

4

6

3

2

-

2

-

14

31

3

Bihar

6

20

31

31

43

29

16

78

254

4

Chandigarh

-

1

1

3

-

1

-

2

8

5

Chhattisgarh

3

5

1

4

3

5

1

12

34

6

Dadar&Nagar Haveli

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

4

6

Delhi

63

60

94

76

119

115

76

181

784

7

Goa

1

1

-

-

1

-

-

2

5

8

Gujarat

6

4

6

11

2

8

1

17

55

9

Haryana

22

13

15

27

41

19

17

75

229

10

Himachal Pradesh

3

4

4

5

2

2

2

7

29

11

Jammu and Kashmir

1

1

2

6

3

3

-

6

22

12

Jharkhand

6

6

7

12

9

10

4

33

87

13

Karnataka

5

18

12

21

17

11

4

49

137

14

Kerala

2

5

2

4

3

3

1

13

33

15

Madhya Pradesh

4

17

7

16

36

18

5

46

149

16

Maharashtra

17

45

60

59

56

56

22

143

458

17

Manipur

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

1

18

Meghalaya

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

 

Nagaland

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

1

19

Odisha

3

2

1

2

3

9

1

12

33

20

Pondicherry

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

1

21

Punjab

5

10

10

14

19

13

5

27

103

22

Rajasthan

10

15

8

11

30

27

5

67

173

23

Tamil Nadu

11

10

13

14

17

10

16

46

137

24

Telangana

4

4

7

9

7

5

-

15

51

 

Tripura

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

2

25

Uttar Pradesh

110

47

85

110

208

163

55

190

968

26

Uttarakhand

-

3

3

6

12

13

3

11

51

27

West Bengal

10

16

19

16

24

12

5

80

182

28

Miscelleanous

             

297

297

 

Total

298

315

393

461

660

537

243

1443

4350

 

Annexure-II

 

Month-wise and State-wise data of complaints registered/ received by NCW since March 2020

 

S.No.

State

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

(till 20.09.2020))

Domestic Violence complaints Received through Whasapp

Total

  1.  

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

  1.  

Andhra Pradesh

10

14

11

15

18

16

10

13

107

  1.  

Arunachal Pradesh

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

1

  1.  

Assam

7

10

6

7

5

7

1

14

57

  1.  

Bihar

52

54

78

106

138

98

56

78

659

  1.  

Chandigarh

4

3

2

6

7

7

4

2

35

  1.  

Chhattisgarh

5

17

7

12

19

15

6

12

93

  1.  

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

-

-

3

1

-

-

-

4

8

  1.  

Daman & Diu

-

-

1

1

2

-

-

-

4

  1.  

Delhi

154

128

217

240

338

278

167

181

1697

  1.  

Goa

2

3

1

-

1

1

-

2

10

  1.  

Gujarat

14

15

16

29

22

20

8

17

141

  1.  

Haryana

76

40

73

103

181

117

67

75

731

  1.  

Himachal Pradesh

5

6

9

11

9

7

6

7

60

  1.  

Jammu and Kashmir

2

6

5

13

10

11

3

6

55

  1.  

Jharkhand

11

13

19

36

37

31

19

33

199

  1.  

Karnataka

26

35

56

53

45

40

18

49

322

  1.  

Kerala

6

10

23

13

12

18

11

13

106

  1.  

Lakshadweep

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

1

  1.  

Madhya Pradesh

51

34

56

68

106

71

50

46

479

  1.  

Maharashtra

52

95

118

156

127

116

58

143

865

  1.  

Manipur

-

2

1

-

2

-

-

-

5

  1.  

Meghalaya

2

-

-

1

2

1

-

-

6

  1.  

Nagaland

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

1

  1.  

Odisha

9

9

9

12

14

20

6

12

91

  1.  

Pondicherry

-

-

-

2

3

-

-

-

5

  1.  

Punjab

21

26

42

37

56

48

25

27

281

  1.  

Rajasthan

48

39

83

82

118

96

40

67

572

  1.  

Tamil Nadu

32

27

46

64

47

41

39

46

341

  1.  

Telangana

17

10

20

23

22

19

8

15

134

  1.  

Tripura

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

2

4

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

699

159

530

876

1,461

966

600

190

5,470

  1.  

Uttarakhand

17

9

21

33

55

41

15

11

201

  1.  

West Bengal

24

36

47

43

55

41

18

80

342

  1.  

Miscellaneous

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

297

291

  1.  

Total

1,347

800

1,500

2,043

2,914

2,128

1,235

1443

13,410

 


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