Spousal Violence In State Rises, But Still Below National Average
The Times of India Mumbai|November 26, 2021
Instances of spousal violence increased in Maharashtra over the past five years, even as cases reduced in at least six major states including Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
Nitasha.Natu@timesgroup.com

Mumbai: Nationally too, spousal violence has reduced from 31.2% in 2015-16 to 29.3% in 2019-21. Data released by the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) shows spousal violence, for women between 18 and 49 years age, increased in Maharashtra from 21.3% in 2015-16 to over 25% in 2019-20. Activists also say that the state government is not doing enough in such cases.

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