Domestic violence has been prevalent ever since the evolution of apes into man. Thus, to call our society civilised is an outrageous lie. In his book ‘If This is a Man’, Primo Levi writes that in the absence of the very laws that man himself has made, man himself would have created ruckus and committed every imaginable crime — murder, thieving, etc. (“Russian women stuck in lockdown hell as abuse surges,” May 25, Gulf Today).
People on Twitter, including politicians, on Wednesday demanded justice for an eight-year-old girl who succumbed to injuries inflicted by her employers — who allegedly tortured her for accidentally setting their parrots free.
Police confirmed that Arsalan had fled with his wife after subjecting his mother to the beating. However, police said the suspect would be arrested and brought to book.
Legal experts described the SC decision as landmark and unprecedented, explaining this was the first time that the tribunal had ruled on an existing law called the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act of 2004.
Reshma, a vegetarian, objected to her husband coking meat in their kitchen. She asked her husband to cook meat outside the kitchen but Guru Dayal asked his mother to coninue with the cooking inside the kitchen.
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused disruptions to child protection services in more than 100 countries, leaving a large number of children at increased risk of violence, exploitation and abuse, said a global survey by UNICEF on Wednesday.
The man fired several shots at the woman as she fled down a street, hitting her in the legs. After she collapsed, he set her alight, police said. He was arrested half an hour after the murder.
A gory video of domestic violence has surfaced on social media, where two brothers can be seen hitting their elderly mother and sister with hammer and a motorcycle helmet in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Saturday.
The pandemic has forced everyone to spend more time than they want indoors. For some, it was a long well deserved holiday but for a lot of women around the world, it was a nightmare.