Jammu and Kashmir to have law on violence against women

Jammu, Feb 16 (Calcutta Tube) The Jammu and Kashmir government will introduce a bill in the budget session of the state legislature for the protection of women against domestic violence.

The decision was taken at the state’s winter capital here, at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah late Monday night.

The decision was taken in the backdrop of several cases of mysterious deaths of women in Jammu and Kashmir, attributed to a demand for dowry or harassment of women by in-laws.

Omar Abdullah had promised that the government would act fast in such matters, and in Monday night’s cabinet meeting it was decided that the law ministry in consultation with the social welfare ministry will introduce a bill in the budget session, which will commence Feb 22.

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