20 Apr 2020, 05:48 pm By Neha Sinha
Lockdown on Domestic Violence: Bollywood Celebs join to fight against DV

Celebs have always been openly speaking on important issues of the country. During the lockdown, the reactions of celebs are continuously coming to light about the events happening in the country. Celebs have always been openly speaking on important issues of the country. During the lockdown, the reactions of celebs are continuously coming to light about the events happening in the country. Meanwhile, a video has surfaced of Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli, Vidya Balan, Karan Johar, Dia Mirza, Rahul Bose, Madhuri Dixit, Farhan Akhtar in which celebs are demanding to report against increasing domestic violence during a lockdown.

Lockdown on Domestic Violence

Celebs in the video say, 'During the lockdown, there has been a sharp increase in the number of domestic violence cases. To all the men, we say, ‘Now is the time to stand up against this violence.’ To all the women, we say, ‘Now is the time to break your silence. If you are witness to domestic violence in your home if you are witness to domestic violence in your neighborhood, report. If you are a survivor of domestic violence, report it. Let us put a lockdown on domestic violence.

As per the report of domestic violence cases continue to increase in coronavirus lockdown, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday asked women facing domestic violence to approach police on the number 100 or on two helplines being run by private players for complaints and counseling. These private-operated numbers are 1800120820050 and 18001024040, the CM said.

Bollywood Celebs join to fight against Domestic Violence

Amid the lockdown implemented nationwide to prevent coronavirus infection, an increase in crimes against women has been recorded. The National Commission for Women has received 587 such complaints from 23 March to 16 April. According to data shared by the National Commission for Women, from 27 February to 22 March, the Commission received 396 complaints related to women's crimes and out of which 123 complaints were related to domestic violence. But between March 23 and April 16, the Commission received 587 complaints related to women's crimes, of which 239 were related to domestic violence.

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