Assembly: Female Patients Increasing aAt Mental Hospital?

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The lower house of the state legislature was informed on Wednesday that the number of female patients is increasing at the Kashmir’s only Psychiatric Hospital at Kathi Darwaza in Old Srinagar.

Domestic-AbuseRaising the issue during question hour, nominated lawmaker by ruling PDP Anjum Fazili, sought attention of her government on the issue.

“Cases of domestic violence are increasing and what is government doing on proposed shelter homes for the victims,” she said addressing Social Welfare minister, Sajad Gani Lone.

The shelter homes for domestic violence victims was announced by late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed last year in the house. “Because the daughter-in-laws who are victims in such cases are not able to go back to their in-laws homes, so this is a grave issue and needs to be tackled on priority basis.”

Anjum Fazili claimed that the number of female patients is increasing to that of male number in the Psychiatric hospital. “Does that mean domestic violence is increasing,” Fazili asked the minister. Lone replied that he will “look into the issue”.(Agencies)

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