Domestic violence against women is rising, says govt

New Delhi: Incidents of domestic violence involving the physical assault of a women by her husband or other relatives are rising in the country, parliament was told on Tuesday.

 Domestic violence against women is rising, says govt

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In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Home Parathibhai Chaudhary said data provided by the National Crime Records Bureau showed that the cases of assault on women by her husband or his family members rose from 99,135 in 2011 to 1,06,527 in 2012 and further to 1,118,866 cases in 2013.

Admitting that the numbers showed a "rising trend", the minister said there were adequate provisions within the Indian Penal Code to safeguard the modesty of women.

"Moreover, the Criminal Law (amendment) Act, 2013 comprehensively covers all aspects of crimes against women," he said.

IANS

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Updated Date: Dec 02, 2014 20:16:07 IST