By : Fidhat Fayaz Drangay
Women are becoming the victims due to domestic violence, and social practices. They are not only suffering from penetrating humiliation and harassment but also suffering from shocking experiences with continued depression that left them mentally and emotionally ill.
The latest figures of the J&K Police reveal that there has been an increase in the cases of crime against women in the restive Himalayan state during the last two years. A report by Crime Branch (CB) reveals that at least 3363 cases of atrocities against the fair sex were registered by police in 2017 which included kidnapping, abduction, rape, molestation, dowry, cruelty by husband and other crimes. The number rose to 3623 last year an increase of 260 cases compared to the previous year, the report says.
Last year, 1602 cases of molestation and 354 cases of rape were registered by police across 22 districts of the state. The number of rape cases reported in 2017 was 314.In a worrying trend, 1079 cases of abduction and kidnapping were registered in 2018, showing an increase of 119 cases, compared
Violence against women is a complicated issue and an oppressive act against woman’s personality and being. Domestic violence against women are practice to control their behavior through fear. It is carried out
by a husband or his family or a society… It includes physical and sexual violence, usually accompanied by psychological abuseit’s estimated that from 50% of women in the State have suffered from this kind of
violence. 55 % of patients big psychiatry hospitals of sringar are women…15% of the married women face domestic violence. According to the police reports that near about 70% of the cases of crime against
women are of domestic nature i.e. cruelty of husband, extra martial affair, dowry, physical and mental abuse.
Despite the fact that we live with the threat of rape all the time , rape is
a taboo in kashmir, young girls are not supposed to use it and not to know what it means. Public memory tends to b fragile. It is easier to forget than to remember and relieve each of these atrocities everyday. We
might choose to push the memories into dark corners of our mind , but the survivors have no choice , they are formed to live with their memories , day in and day out.They say you must forget and move on, it’s like losing your eyes and believing you never had them. I am still breathing but not alive.
The persistence of the problem has much to do with the fact that most of these physically and psychologically harmful customs are deeply rooted in the tradition and culture of society. Some of these practices
include abortion, female infanticide and deliberate neglect of girls.
Different kinds of violence, social and traditional practices against women not only restrict them from receiving education, but also made them unemployed and dependent. Even the educated women are also at
the receiving end.
Eve teasing and cyber bullying are also crimes against women. Public places such as markets, streets, schools, colleges, universities, offices, public transportation, etc are hotspots of Eve teasing including Vulgar
gestures, sexual remarks, winking, whistling, staring, touching inappropriately, groping etc.
Only half of the cases are reported officially because women find it difficult to bring such heinous cases in public due to existing stigmas in our society. Especially unmarried girls find it cucersome job to even report to their families about such cases because of there is courage gets overshadowed by wrong perception of the society that no one will marry them. And married ones sometimes hide such crimes for the respect of their families and sometimes for the better future of their children. Unfortunately we live in the society who accepts porn actresses as celebrities and victims of social crimes not even human beings. Women need to speak up and such crimes needs to be stopped at the first place from happening.
Author studies MBBS at Community Based Medical College, Bangladesh He can be reached at email@example.com