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Domestic Violence amid Lockdown, Uttrakhand on top while Delhi on no 3

Uttarakhand recorded the most number of domestic violence cases amid the coronavirus lockdown. Haryana ranks on number two on the tally while the national capital is on the third position. The data has been released by the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) and it refers to the cases that have come to light in the last 2 months of the lockdown.

NALSA documented the cases that came to light until May 15, according to which, 63 cases surfaced from the national capital after aggrieved women contacted counselors, seeking help.

NALSA collected the data from 28 State Legal Services (SLSAs). According to NALSA’s report, 144 cases of domestic violence came to light from the state of Uttarakhand. From Haryana, 79 cases of domestic violence surfaced during the lockdown.

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In the report, it was mentioned that around 60,000 inmates were released on parole during the lockdown to decongest jails. According to the report, 42,259 undertrial prisoners were released from jail during the lockdown. A total of 9,977 inmates were released from prison during the lockdown in Uttar Pradesh. 

The report stated that 9,558 persons have been provided with legal representation at the remand stage in several states and union territories. NALSA also stated that several persons approached it seeking help during the lockdown, The Times of India reported. 

The Legal Services Authorities provided help to around 1,822 who approached them. The highest number of such cases came to light from the state of Uttarakhand, next in line were- Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Mizoram. 

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