September 2017 News

Kashmir Records Over 5000 Cases (of Crime Against Women) In Last 3 Years

19 September 2017
Rising Kashmir
Javid Ahmad

Srinagar: There is no end to violence against women in Valley with police registering over 5000 cases of crime against women in last three years. The official data accessed by Rising Kashmir reveals that 5849 cases of crime against women were registered across the Valley by police from 2014 to 2016. Of 5849 cases, 1646 were registered in 2016, 2149 in 2015 and 2054 in 2014. The cases include rapes, kidnapping and abduction of women-girls, molestation and outraging modesty, eve teasing, dowry deaths, abetment of suicide and cruelty by husband or relatives, dowry restraint prohibition Act and supersession of immoral trafficking in women and girls. According to the data, Srinagar district has recorded highest 1219 cases of crime against women in last three years followed by Anantnag with 789 cases and Baramulla with 606 cases. 'In 2016, Srinagar topped the list with 298 cases followed by Anantnag with 198 cases and Baramulla 180 cases. In 2015, Srinagar recorded 487 cases followed by Anantnag with 316 cases and Baramulla 220 cases. In 2014, Srinagar recorded 434 cases followed by Anantnag with 275 cases and Baramulla stood at fourth place with 206 cases,' reveals the data. As per the statistics, Ganderbal district recorded 137 cases of crime against women in 2016 followed by Kulgam with 134, Sopore 124, Budgam 108, Kupwara 99, Shopian 92, Handwara 85, Awantipora 73, Bandipora 64, Pulwama 43, Leh 9 and one each case in Kargil and Railways Kashmir. In 2015, Kulgam recorded 176 cases followed by Kupwara with 147 cases, Budgam 136, Sopore 134, Ganderbal 109, Handwara 104, Bandipora 85, Shopian 83, Pulwama 77, Awantipora 64, Leh 7 and Kargil 4 cases. During 2014, Kulgam district recorded 231 cases of crime against women followed by Baramulla with 206 cases, Sopore 156, Kupwara 142, Handwara 113, Bandipora 109, Budgam 94, Ganderbal 91, Shopian 75, Pulwama 59, Awantipora 52, Leh 9 and Kargil 5 cases.

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