Maximum cases of domestic violence in UP, Delhi
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Last Updated: Saturday, November 14, 2009, 00:01
New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh has recorded the highest number of cases filed last year under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, closely followed by Delhi and Kerala.

While UP registered 3,892 cases, Delhi had 3,463 and Kerala 3,190 cases, according to a study to evaluate implementation of the Domestic Violence Act, 2005.

Some other states that have recorded a large number of cases are Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala and West Bengal.

States like Chandigarh, Meghalaya, and Sikkim had some of the least number of cases filed.

The study by the National Commission for Women and the Lawyers Collective pointed out that in the third year of the implementation of the law, all states had appointed Protection Officers as compared to only two in 2007.

Maharashtra has the highest number of POs (3,892), followed by Rajasthan (548) and Himachal Pradesh (377).

Till date, it has been reported that 17 states have made budgetary allocations for implementation of the Act.

However, the study said, there is no systematic manner based on which the allocations are made, and added that much is left to the discretion of the individual state.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, November 14, 2009, 00:01

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