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Meghna Pant's column: The lockdown is over, but has domestic violence also stopped?
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In the year 2015, when I wrote about my experiences of being in abusive relationship in an article for a magazine, I got a lot of messages. A dancer told me that her boyfriend beat her so much that her spine hurt and she could not dance anymore. A famous theater actress called me and told me that her ex -husband threw her from a moving car.

One of my former classmates told that she married twice and in both relationships she Hui. Some men also messaged. One said that his girlfriend once gave a hot kettle on his face. The second said that his ex -wife threw a glass at him. They were afraid that everyone would know if they would be ridiculed, so they shared these things only to me. I motivate for Because it is more difficult for women, no matter how difficult it is for men. No one wants to believe that a woman can also hit a man. But abuses have no gender.

That is why it is nice to see that after the case of Johnny Depp and Amber Hurd, now men are also considered normal to talk about abusers, Or is that in Alia Bhat's film Darlinges, women are being criticized for describing the beating of men as normal. But we should not allow two celebrities or a comedy film to dominate our public consciousness, because there are many women who are facing abuse in homes.

women are more victims of violence in relationships. During the epidemic, it was overwhelmed, because there is no lockdown on the abuse. This serious issue should not be given the color of a male versus woman, because it is not the same. This issue is the struggle with the epidemic of men and women with domestic violence, which affects millions of people.

This is the issue of the truth that even today many people do not talk openly on it, because they They consider it a private matter. And since it is behind the closed door, it is believed that it should be hidden from everyone's eyes. But now it is not so. The lockdown is over, but is the abuse also stopped? No way. We have to do something to stop it.

We have to give importance to Victim's security. The app has been created in Italy to help the victims of violence. Jio-location technology is being used to prevent this in Spain. What has been done in India? nothing. The most important step will be to change the mindset of society towards women. There is a need to teach on how to give equal status to women.

It is necessary to make the prevention of domestic violence as basic service, so that the security officer or NGO on the spot in view of the busyness of police and health workers. Go and help Victim. If the Government of India can connect its existing laws with the gender education programs, then we can expect a better future.

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