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12% women of 18-49 age group face sexual, physical assault in J&K: GoI

(Asian News Hub) – In a major concern, 12 percent of women in Jammu and Kashmir of 18-49 years are either facing sexual or physical violence, reveals a survey conducted by Government of India (GoI).

The official figures maintained by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare states that the region has witnessed 12 percent of physical or sexual violence among the women of 18-49 years of age.

“In JK, at least 10 percent of women age 18-49 have experienced physical violence and three percent have experienced sexual violence and among all, at least 10 percent of women experienced physical or sexual violence and two percent experienced both physical and sexual violence,” it reads.

The report further suggests that for the married women who experienced physical violence since age 15, “the most common perpetrator was the current husband.”

“Twelve percent of ever-married women of 18-49 years of age have experienced physical or sexual violence,” read the figures.

Stating the status of violence during pregnancy, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has mentioned that at least one percent of women of 18-49 years of age who have been pregnant have experienced physical violence.

In case of different types of violence faced by the women by their spouses, the GoI has said that at least nine percent of married women of 18-49 years of age have experienced any form of physical violence committed by their husband, four percent have experienced any form of sexual violence committed by their husband, and eight percent have experienced any form of emotional violence committed by their husband.

“Five percent of married women report having been slapped by their husband while 3-4 percent report being pushed, shaken, or having something thrown at them or having their arm twisted or hair pulled, being kicked, dragged, or beaten up or being punched with a fist or something that could hurt her,” the figures reveal.

It also reveals that one percent of women of the same age group have experienced of being threatened or attacked with a knife, gun, or any other weapon.

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As schools partially re-open, students demand March session examination

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(Asian News Hub) – As the educational institutions, including schools have partially re-opened for vaccinated students of higher classes, the students are urging authorities to conduct exams in March so that they can comfortably complete their syllabus.

Taking to Asian News Hub, students said that they are not prepared for exams which are likely to be held in last week of October, giving the reason that their studies had got affected by lockdown and that they haven’t completed the syllabus.

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A group of class 12 students told Asian News Hub that their syllabus is incomplete and it will take them at least 3-4 months to complete remaining part of their syllabus and to prepare for their board examination.

“While exams are knocking the door, we haven’t even completed half of the syllabus yet. Online classes didn’t clear the concept, they were of no use. Now as schools have reopened, goverment should allow us to attend physical classes for these months, and should held exams in March, so that our study goes unaffected,” said Falak, a student from Srinagar.

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Another student saying same said that it will take them atleast three months to complete the syllabus and goverment notification where they said they are holding exams in October has put them in depression.

“We haven’t been to school this year. The online classes are of no use compared to physical classes. Most part of our syllabus is incomplete, we aren’t prepared, we need time for preparation,” another student said.

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While we tried to contact the officials in Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education, however we failed.

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Kulgam girl’s innovate lid opener for chemical bottles bags national award

(Asian News Hub) – A 19-year-old girl from South Kashmir’s Kulgam district has earned a rare honour by winning national ‘Inspire-Manak’ award for inventing the lid opener for chemical bottles.

Mehvish Riyaz (19) a resident of Akhran village of Kulgam in South Kashmir, has received an award for innovation at the National Science Exhibition held recently.

A student of the local government school, Mehvish’s success has brought cheers to her school teachers while making her parents proud.

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Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Dr Jitendra Singh conferred award to Mehvish in the award function of 8th NLEPC-2021 for INSPIRE-MANAK.

Mehvish and her father Riyaz Ahmad while speaking with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) gave all credit to the school teachers for her success.

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“My daughter and two other children were studying in a private school. I shifted them to the government school because of its reputation,” Riyaz said.

“When you get ideas you do not know whether it is a hobby or an interest. I call it an interest because I like what I do. Since childhood, I was much aligned to all this stuff,” said Mehvish, adding that it was all possible because of her teachers and parents.

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Mahvish’s model on bottle opener for chemicals won her the ‘Inspire-Manak’ National award.

Mahvish’s invented lid opener for chemical bottles is useful and can solve problems of dealing with chemicals in a laboratory or in industry.

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Her model was presented to and judged by various scientific innovation organizations at the exhibition.

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Couple injured in Bear attack in north Kashmir

(Asian News Hub) – A middle-age couple was injured in a bear attack at Nagsari Kalarose in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday, officials said.

Officials told GNS Abdul Aziz khatana (50) and his wife Saiba Begum (45) of Paniwale baak Nagsari kalarose were critically injured in a bear attack and shifted by locals to PHC kalaroose for treatment.

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The wild beast attacked the couple in the dwelling in upper reaches, they added.

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