41 per­cent in­crease in women crimes

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

SRI­NA­GAR—There has been a 41 per­cent in­crease in crime against women over the last eight years in Jammu and Kash­mir, the gov­ern­ment re­vealed on Wed­nes­day.

In 2008, 2087 cases of crime against women were reg­is­tered in the state while in 2015 this fig­ure went up to 3535.

In a writ­ten re­ply to a ques­tion by Naresh Ku­mar Gupta in the Legislative Coun­cil, Chief Min­is­ter, Me­hbooba Mufti, who also holds the Home port­fo­lio, said the crime rate against women has shown a mar­ginal in­crease in re­spect of cer­tain of­fences and de­crease in oth­ers.

Kid­nap­ping and do­mes­tic vi­o­lence have wit­nessed an in­crease of over 40 per­cent and 58 per­cent re­spec­tively dur­ing the pe­riod. “The num­ber of cases re­lated to kid­nap­ping re­ported in 2008 was 653 against 1097 cases reg­is­tered in 2015,” the re­ply said.

Do­mes­tic vi­o­lence re­lated cases have also gone up by 58 per­cent though it has de­creased if com­pared to the pre­vi­ous two years.

Ac­co­ord­ing to the re­ply, sui­cide of­fi­cial at-

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