A total of 727 cases of Domestic Violence in 2 months of lockdown! Data available from the National Legal Services Authority & National Commission for Women indicate that there has been a surge in cases of domestic violence in lockdown.
According to NLSA, the highest number of such cases were reported in Uttarakhand (144) followed by Haryana (79); Delhi (63); Chandigarh (50); Tamil Nadu (48); Punjab and Uttar Pradesh (47 each), and West Bengal (46).
There has been a sharp rise in the number of complaints received by the National Commission for Women too during the lockdown. Between 22 Feb – 22 March, the commission received 123 complaints related to domestic violence while this number went to 239 between 23 March -16 April.