Turning the attention of the people towards the increasing social evils in the society Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) and head of Mutahida Majlis Ulema Mirwaiz Molvi Umar Farooq on Tuesday expressed concern over the crimes and violence against women.
Mirwaiz while addressing a religious gathering at Alhamza Masjid Hajibagh Buchpora, said: "Increase in the number of suicide cases especially among females, increase in instances of domestic violence and molestation of women reflects a gory picture about the treatment being meted out to women in our society."
"While people attain spirituality and devote themselves to worshipping Allah in this sacred month, it also guides us how to shun materialism and work towards building a healthy society," he added.
Mirwaiz said that as per the statistical data on an average every month 263 cases of violence against women take place in Kashmir. He said in 2014, the crime against women stood at 3192 which include cases related to domestic violence, dowry and molestation. He said that in the month of May in 2015, three women lost their lives in cases related to domestic violence and suicides wherein such an atmosphere was created where the females were pushed towards taking the extreme step. Just a day ago a married women was found covered in a pool of blood in her home in a village of Pulwama who has allegedly been murdered.
Mirwaiz said that Women Police Station in Srinagar was receiving 15 complaints on average everyday from the women who are victims of violence perpetrated either by their husbands or by their in laws against them. He said in 2014, 3000 women registered such complaints in women Police Station while in 2015, the figure so far stands at 1600.