Sharp rise in cases of violence on women

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{image-women crime_27022008_27022008.jpg www.oneindia.com}Bhopal, Feb 27: The Madhya Pradesh State Women Commission (MPSWC) said the state has witnessed twofold increase in the cases of violence against women during last year. Crime against women traditionally includes rape, kidnapping and abduction, dowry death, torture, molestation, sexual harassment, importation of girls, cases under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, Sati Prevention Act, Dowry Prohibition Act, Indecent Representation of Women (Prevention) Act. In 1999, a total of 1,35,771 such cases were reported.

MPSWC member Amita Chapra and Manorama Gaur told mediapersons here yesterday that more than 1,000 such complaints were received in 2006 while in 2007 the figure doubled. ''Even the cases related to domestic violence on women also increased in the state and in order to combat such problems MPSWC will hold women awareness camps in the rural areas,'' Ms Chapra added.

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