“Pakistan initiated an unprovoked Ceasefire Violation along LoC in Naugam Sector, Kupwara today morning by firing mortars & other weapons. Two soldiers fatal. Four soldiers injured, being evacuated,” said defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia.
The National Crime Records Bureau had reported early this year that crimes against women had gone up in Uttar Pradesh by a whopping 20 per cent between 2016 and 2019. In 2018, as many as 4,322 women ~ of them 1,411 minors ~ were raped in the state.
This demographic shift is largely the result of concerted public health action and improvements in health system functioning that have increased access to family planning and significantly reduced mortality from childhood and communicable diseases.