COVID-19: 50 Per Cent Spike In Domestic Violence Cases Reported During The Lockdown

During the lockdown, around 2500 women called for assistance over emergency helpline numbers, out of which 1612 women complained of domestic violence.

Neel Raju Nalawade

September 5, 2020

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The four month-long lockdown imposed to stop the spread of novel Coronavirus had forced people to stay in their houses and work from their homes. However, this did not turn out to be a good idea for Indian households. According to recent reports by Rashtriya Mahila Aayog, during the lockdown period, a 50 per cent spike in domestic violence against women was reported. Around 392 domestic violence cases were reported in the month of May itself. The reports also state that the number of people searching for National Commission for Women helpline numbers had boosted in the months of April and May.

According to Delhi Police, in the last five months around 2500 women called for assistance over emergency helpline numbers out of which 600 complained that they faced violent behaviour from their partner, 23 women said that they were raped, whereas 1612 women complained of other kinds of domestic violence.

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