J&K: 4,000 cases of violence against women filed with SCW

As many as 4,000 cases of violence against women have been registered by Jammu and Kashmir State Commission for Women (JKSCW), a senior official Friday said.

Last Updated: Apr 15, 2011, 16:42 PM IST

Jammu: As many as 4,000 cases of violence
against women have been registered by Jammu and Kashmir State Commission for Women (JKSCW), a senior official Friday said.

"After inception of the Commission in the state, around
4,000 cases of violence against women were registered by it in
Jammu and Kashmir", Secretary JKSCW Hafeeza Muzaffar said, adding, out of those 1,500 cases were settled amicably.
JKSCW was setup in Jammu and Kashmir to deal with crime against women a decade ago.

Hafeeza called upon the women to come forward and
bring the excesses, if any, to the notice of the Commission so
that necessary steps could be taken for their redressal.

She said woman is a cradle of love and peace
and every one should respect her emotions, as without her
contribution no society could become prosperous.

She further said that the Commission was paying focussed
attention towards formulation of gender budgeting in every
section which would uplift a lot of women and bring them out
from clutches of miseries.

Hafeeza said the Commission has so far organised 13
gender budgeting workshops at state, divisional and district
levels, and would organise more such workshops in the state.

PTI