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Elderly abuse rises in lockdown

Lockdown loneliness, change in family dynamics, has resulted in increased number of elderly abuse cases being reported. Bengaluru:  The sudden lifestyle change due to the lockdown has left the elderly disoriented and vulnerable. Their growing dependence on family members resulted in resentment towards them, leaving them prone to abuse. Data from a elderly helpline shows […]

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Cybercrime against women continues to rise

As the world gets increasingly digitized, cybercrime against women continues to be on the rise. New Delhi: Cybercrime against women has seen an exponential increase in the past few years. In 2015, the National Commission for Women (NCW) received only 223 complaints of cybercrime. By the end of November 2020, this figure stood at 647, […]

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Crimes against senior citizens up 46% in Delhi

Delhi accounts for 22 percent of all crimes against senior citizens among 19 metro cities with a population of more than 2 million.  Delhi: The capital saw a surge in crimes against senior citizens in 2019 according to the Crimes in India 2019 report published by the National Crimes Record Bureau (NCRB). The report said […]

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Unregulated Acid Sales Continue Despite Supreme Court Ban

Acid is available in various over-the-counter stores across Lucknow for as little as Rs. 200 with no regulations followed. Acid attack survivors aren’t happy.  Lucknow:  Acid remains easily attainable across the city despite strict regulations imposed by the Supreme Court. “We sell a bottle of acid for Rs. 200,” said Raj, owner of a small […]

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A woman faced domestic violence every hour during the lockdown

NCW received 3,814 cases of domestic violence during the lockdown. NGOs working on the ground fear that the worst might not be over yet. New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) received 3,814 domestic violence complaints between April 22 and August 30, 2020, an RTI inquiry has revealed.  In comparison, in 2019, NCW had […]

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