After the twin cities of Jammu and Srinagar topped the list of crimes against women in 2018, the Jammu and Kashmir police has reported highest number of crimes against women in Srinagar. Around 500 cases of violence were reported against women in the summer capital of the state, out of which 266 cases of molestation, 127 cases of kidnapping and abduction, 51 cases of cruelty by husband or by his relatives and 18 cases of rape were reported.

Not only this, India has also been labelled as the most dangerous country in 2018 because of a high risk of sexual violence, according to a survey by experts. It is also the most dangerous for cultural traditions that impact women.

Compared to Srinagar, the city of Jammu in 2017 reported 354 cases of violence against women. The city witnessed 55 cases of rape, 140 cases of kidnapping and abduction, besides other crimes like cruelty by the husband. The summer capital has witnessed a rise in the number of cases of violence against women by more than 80 cases. While in 2017 Srinagar registered 417 cases of crimes against women which included 14 rape cases, 100 cases of kidnappings, 229 cases of molestation, 12 cases of eve-teasing and 52 cases of cruelty by husband or his relatives. In the same year, Jammu reported 373 cases of crimes against women, showing that crimes against women have decreased in the winter capital but seen an increase in Srinagar city.

Round The Clock Helpline For Women

After there was an increase in the number of crimes against women, the J&K police has started a round the clock helpline for women which will be addressed at the Women’s police station, Rambagh, to make it easy for them to reach for help. To seek help, women can call or send WhatsApp messages on 9596770601 and 9596770602. Complaints from all the areas other than the ones coming under the Women’s Police station will be transferred to the concerned authorities and immediate action will be taken.

The statistics from the last three years show an increase in sexual harassment and violence faced by the women in the state.

The statistics from the last three years show an increase in sexual harassment and violence faced by the women in the state. Chairperson of J&K Women’s Commission Vasundra Pathak Masoodi said they have held meetings with the police for quick conviction in such cases. “The speed of conviction rate sends a larger message,” she said.

Rajasthan Too Noticed Rise In Crimes Against Women

In the first four months of 2019, crimes against women under all IPC Sections jumped by around 40.56% compared to last year in Rajasthan. The state has witnessed a number of incidents of rape, brazen shootouts, clashes and loots. The new regime is hence facing backlash for the increased number of crime in the state.

Not only this, India has also been labelled as the most dangerous country in 2018 because of the high risk of sexual violence, according to a survey of experts. It is also the most dangerous for cultural traditions that impact women. The Thomson Reuters Foundation conducted a poll of 548 global experts on women’s issues. The report, which was released on Tuesday, names the top ten countries which are dangerous for women. India, topping the list, seems to be the most dangerous for sexual violence against women, human trafficking for domestic work, forced marriage, and forced labour, are among the many other reasons.

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