NCW concerned over domestic violence against women in Tripura

Agartala, Sep 11 : National Commission for Women (NCW) member Wansuk Syiem has expressed concern over increasing number of domestic violence incidents against women in Tripura. Speaking at a seminar on ''Safe Home and Safe Family'', organised by Tripura Women's Commission here yesterday, Ms Syiem said crime against women, including atrocities, was on rise in the country and Tripura was no exception. Referring to statistics, she said as many as 485 cases of domestic violence against women and 173 dowry-related deaths were registered during 2009-10 in Tripura. The figure was only 506 in 2006, 581 in 2007 and 752 in 2008 in the state, she added.

''At least one case in every three minutes is registered related to crime against women, average 50 dowry related cases registered everyday and a hundred of women are raped in every 29 minutes in country, which shows the pathetic condition of women in the society,'' she pointed out. Besides Ms Syiem, two other officials of NCW, Social Welfare Minister Bijita Nath and top officials of the state administration, including Chief Secretary S K Panda, also spoke on the occasion.