Jammu tops in domestic violence cases in J&K

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JAMMU: Jammu has reported the highest number of incidents of domestic violence in the state since 2009, topping the charts with 1,247 cases as over 4,000 such cases reported from the Jammu and Kashmir.

As many as 4157 people have been booked in 2009 cases of domestic violence and protection of women from domestic violence during last five years in the state, officials of the state Home Ministry said.

Among the 22 districts, Jammu, the winter capital of the state, comes first with booking of 1247 people in 455 cases of domestic violence against women, they said.

Meanwhile, as per the figures, districts of Jammu region have shown notoriety in cases of domestic violence than Kashmir region.

In Kashmir valley, 439 people have been booked in 255 cases in Srinagar district, 91 people were booked in 71 cases in Baramulla, 72 people booked in 29 cases in Anantnag, 44 people each were booked in 17 and 12 cases in Pulwama and Ganderabal districts respectively.

32 people booked in 28 cases in Kupwara, 26 people booked in 12 such cases in Bandipora, 23 persons booked in 17 cases in Budgam, 15 people booked in six cases in Shopian, five people booked in four cases in Kulgam.

On the other hand, in Jammu region, the winter capital is followed by Doda district where 551 people have been booked in 325 cases, they said adding 546 people have been booked in 325 cases in Rajouri district.

Besides this, Poonch district accounts for 221 people booked in 100 cases, 204 people booked in 98 cases in Udhampur district, 178 people booked in 60 cases in Kishtwar, 177 people booked in 82 cases in Kathua, 103 persons booked in 38 cases in Samba, 75 such people booked in 38 cases in Ramban, 60 persons booked in 33 cases in Reasi district.

Ladakh region accounted for very less domestic violence as only one person has been booked in a single case of such violence in Leh district and three people booked in three cases in Kargil district.

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