Rising Domestic Violence
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Domestic violence directed mostly against women is among the ugly crimes against humanity. We are since few years seeing a ugly spurt in the Cases of domestic violence in Kashmir. The domestic violence in some cases has also lead to deaths of young women which is shame on us . These ugly episodes also shows how much deep the rot is . We also need to understand the complete contours of domestic violence to resolve it .Domestic violence (also called domestic abuse or family violence) is violence or other abuse that occurs in a domestic setting, such as in a marriage or cohabitation. Domestic violence is often used as a synonym for intimate partner violence, which is committed by one of the people in an intimate relationship against the other person, and can take place in either heterosexual or same-sex relationships or between former spouses or partners. In its broadest sense, domestic violence also involves violence against children, parents, or the elderly. It can assume multiple forms, including physical, verbal, emotional, economic, religious, reproductive, or sexual abuse. It can range from subtle, coercive forms to marital rape and other violent physical abuse, such as choking, beating, female genital mutilation, and acid throwing that may result in disfigurement or death, and includes the use of technology to harass, control, monitor, stalk or hack. Domestic murder includes stoning, bride burning, honor killing, and dowry death, which sometimes involves non-cohabitating family members.Recently we saw in North Kashmir an alleged tragic death of young women in domestic violence. Police recently constituted a Special Investigation Team headed by Additional Superintendent Baramulla to probe into the alleged domestic violence death of a woman from Kreeri area of the north Kashmir district.
In view of the sensitivity of the case, FIR 42/2022 under section 307, 323, 498A IPC of police station Kreeri, a Special Investigation Team is constituted for speedy/quality investigation of the case,” reads an order by SSP Baramulla Rayees Mohammad BhatThe realities show look at the three-year data reveals that crimes against women has increased more in Kashmir as compared to Jammu and Ladakh. A total of 1,756 cases have been registered in Kashmir, followed by Jammu that reported 1,570 cases of domestic violence. In Ladakh, 44 cases of domestic violence and six other category cases have been registered in the last three years.The domestic violence cases are certainly a bruise on soul of Kashmir