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"All crises disproportionately impact women", Jammu & Kashmir HC seeks report on steps to prevent Domestic Violence amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Inter alia, the High Court has suggested some of the measures that may be introduced to guard against such violence. All courts have also been directed to take up domestic violence cases on an urgent basis.

Aishwarya Iyer

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has called for a report on the steps taken to act against domestic violence or any other kind of violence being faced by the women during the COVID-19 lockdown.

In this regard, a Bench comprising of Chief Justice Gita Mittal And Justice Rajnesh Oswal on Thursday issued notice to the Secretary, Department of Social Welfare, Government of Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh and the Member Secretary, of the J&K Legal Services Authority.

The Court took it upon itself to examine the matter public interest while adding that,

Unfortunately, all crisis disproportionately impact women. Thus internationally it has been observed that while the pandemic is having a tremendous negative impact on societies and economies, the adverse social and economic consequences of the pandemic for women and girls are devastating.
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