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Rising violence against females perturbs Women Ministry

Rising violence against females perturbs Women Ministry

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May 26, 2019 - 19:24

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Womeninfo-icon Affairs (MoWA) on Sunday expressed deep concern about 15 cases of violence against women taking place within the past two months.

Spogmai Wardak, technical and policy deputy minister at MoWA, told a press conference here that women murders cases had increased in Kabul as 15 violence cases, including seven murders, against women were recorded within the past two months.

She said these cases included assassinations, forced marriages, kangaroo court verdict, selling women and children and gang rapes.

She said most of the cases took place in northern Sar-i-Pul province. Wardak added only eight individuals accused of raping a midwife in Samangan province and three others accused of a kangaroo court had been arrested so far.

Seena Shna Mansoor, deputy of Attorney General Office (AGO), also confirmed the increase in violence cases against women during the last few months.

About Meena Mangal murder, She said Kabul police had arrested two suspects in connection her assassination. One of the accused hailed from northern Baghlan province and the second from Kabul.

Meena Mangal was Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon culture and religious affairs commission advisor and had previously worked for Shamshad and Ariana private TV channels and presented different programmes.

Police have arrested nine individuals over allegedly gang-raping a midwife in front of her father’s eyes at Doab district of northern Samangan province on last Tuesday, she added.

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