While the BRS MLC K.Kavitha campaigning at Delhi demanding a women’s bill to be placed in Parliament to ensure more rights and liberty to women folk, a recently held survey report said that the Telangana state stood second in violence against women throughout the country.
According to a report, the BJP ruled state of Assam, led by Chief Minister Hemantha Biswa Sarma stood top among the list while Delhi stands at third position.
With 50.4 percent cases, Telangana state emerged second top in the list while the state of Assam stood top among the list with 75 percent cases of violence against women. New Delhi, the capital of the country stands at third position in the list with 48.93 cases. This was revealed in a survey with a theme called ‘Women and Men in India 2022’ done by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.
Interestingly, the report that explicitly speaks about growing violence against women and tagged Telangana as second top state in the country with more number of such cases comes at a time when the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is questioning the BRS MLC K.Kavitha in Delhi Liquor scam by frequently summoning her to New Delhi.
It is important to mention here that MLC Kavitha was summoned multiple times by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to question her alleged role in Delhi Liquor scam and faced the investigating officials at least thrice during this month almost for a whole day every time she appeared before the agency.
The report said in one third of cases women faced assault mainly from husbands and in-laws. Most of the women are being subjected to deliberate physical abuse. Apart from this, the women are often facing attempts like kidnapping and rape.
“During the year 2015-16, the number of cases pertaining to violence against women was 33.3 percent. However, after witnessing a slightest decline of 31.9 percent in the year 2020-21, such cases saw a significant increase in the following years,” the report said.
By the year 2021, the survey further revealed that, a total number of 21.22 lakh cases of violence against women folk found pending in different courts out of which 83,536 cases so far have been disposed of. The report suggested that the judiciary needs speedy disposal of such cases related to violence against women.
As per the suggestion of the survey report, there is an element of plausibility in saying that the women folk are not saved in their own houses as they are facing abuse and torture by their own husbands and in-laws in most of the cases.