India got the new Domestic Violence (prevention) Act 2006 to restrict the rising cases of violence against women in families. According to the data of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), almost 44 percent of violence against women carries out by family members only.
The number of cases have risen high in last five years. In 2000, 125 women, on average, had faced domestic violence per day and now in 2006, the figure has gone up to 160.
Andhra Pradesh topped the list and West Bengal is the second state, which recorded the second highest incidence of domestic violence cases.
However, in case of dowry deaths, Uttar Pradesh is ahead of all states, followed by Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal.
According to the NGO ‘Swayam’, the family members abuse 58,319 women per year in their own homes. Almost 40 per cent of married Indian women face physical abuse by their husband only. Most surprisingly, the NGO said that women, most often, do accept violence as a part of their daily life.