Domestic Violence In India

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Domestic violence
Domestic violence is mistreatment by one partner against another in a close relationship such as dating, marriage, live in or a familial relationship. Domestic violence is also known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse, battering, family violence, dating abuse and intimate partner violence (IPV). Domestic violence can be physical, emotional, verbal, economic and sexual abuse. Domestic violence can be subtle, coercive or violent. According to the World Health Organisation, around 30% of women around the world report experiencing violence from their partner. In India, 70% of women are victims of domestic violence. 38% of Indian men admit they have physically abused their partners.
Cruelty by a husband or his relatives is the greatest occurring crime against women. Every 9 minutes, a case of cruelty is committed by either husband or a relative of the husband. In West Bengal, there were 19,865 cases of domestic violence, which accounted for 18.7% of the national total, and in Andhra Pradesh, there were 13,389 cases, making 12.6% of the national figure.
Acid throwing
Acid throwing is also called an acid attack. It is a form of aggressive attack used against women in India by throwing acid or any other corrosive substance onto a person's body "with the purpose to mutilate, injure, torment, or kill." Acid
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• The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women states that "violence against women means any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life." (Article 1) It further asserts that states have an obligation to " exercise due diligence to prevent, investigate and, in accordance with national legislation, punish acts of violence against women, whether those acts are perpetrated by the State or by private persons." (Article

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