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|¨ Nearly 37 % married women have experienced some form of physical or sexual violence by their husband.
¨ A case of cruelty by husband and relatives is recorded every nine minutes.
¨ Some reasons why women experience violence in the home include (in order of frequency): delayed meals, meals not to taste, children neglected, economic constraints, others instigating violence and disorderly home.
¨ 54 % of women believe that it is justifiable for a husband to beat his wife.
¨ Psychological or emotional abuse is also domestic violence.
|[Sources: NFHS 3, NCRB, UN]|