Last year on 8th November 2016, ban on high-denomination notes witnessed quick increased in domestic violence over the next few weeks, when men got to know that their wives had kept money without their awareness. The analysis of complaints done at the country’s first One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC) in Bhopal.
After knowing wives had saved money without their knowledge turned into threatened wives, beat them told and usually wives were saving money but it was not known to husbands and once the note ban was on ground, wives became criminals in the eyes of their husbands by Sarika Sinha, regional director of Action Aid, an NGO.
The analysis revealed in month of November received almost 1,200 calls in November month on the toll free crises number while normally in other months it was in tune of 500 calls. Nearly 50 per cent encountered violence at the hands of their husbands due to demonetisation-associated conflict. In one case 27-year-old woman coordinator of OSCC, Shivani Saini was drove out by husband along with seven children on November 9, once husband got to know that she is having Rs. 4500/-. In another occasion, a husband did not give money to his wife for insulin shots that she required for 13 years old daughter and sent her to her mother’s place after distressing her.