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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.
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,