A week ago, we asked people to send their stories anonymously to withkashmir.sarahah.com.
Scores of people, both male and female, shared their own experiences with us.
Following is a compilation of those stories and experiences that people shared with us.
Some face harassment during childhood, some face it at a later stage in their life. However, according to various studies, not even half the people speak out. In Kashmir, the number is alarmingly less. D A Dabla’s research suggests only 7 percent of the total sexual harassment cases are reported in Kashmir.
The stats further suggest that at least 15 percent of married women face physical and mental abuse.
Disclaimer: The confessions are anonymous and hence With Kashmir cannot independently verify them. Readers discretion is advised.
Women’s commission has provided a helpline, if you need help or know someone who has gone through this, please call 7889799509.
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