IIOJK in focus

12% women face sexual, physical assault in IIOJK

Srinagar, July 27 (KMS):  In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), 12 percent of women in age group 18-49 have either faced sexual or physical violence across the occupied territory.

An official survey conducted by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare pointed out that in the occupied territory at least 10 percent of women experienced physical or sexual violence and two percent experienced both physical and sexual violence

The report further suggests that for the married women who experienced physical violence since age 15, “the most common perpetrator was the current husband.”

“Twelve percent of ever-married women of 18-49 years of age have experienced physical or sexual violence,” read the figures.

Stating the status of violence during pregnancy, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has mentioned that at least one percent of women of 18-49 years of age who have been pregnant have experienced physical violence.

In case of different types of violence faced by the women by their spouses, the GoI has said that at least nine percent of married women of 18-49 years of age have experienced any form of physical violence committed by their husband, four percent have experienced any form of sexual violence committed by their husband, and eight percent have experienced any form of emotional violence committed by their husband.

“Five percent of married women report having been slapped by their husband while 3-4 percent report being pushed, shaken, or having something thrown at them or having their arm twisted or hair pulled, being kicked, dragged, or beaten up or being punched with a fist or something that could hurt her,” the figures reveal.

It also reveals that one percent of women of the same age group have experienced of being threatened or attacked with a knife, gun, or any other weapon.

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