Former Indian women’s hockey captain facing domestic violence

Surajlata the former Indian women’s hockey captain, shot to international fame by leading India to a historic Commonwealth Games Gold in Women’s hockey at Manchester in 2002.

Surajlata the former Indian women hockey captain, in her three police complaints had said that she had been facing physical and mental abuse over dowry since getting married to shantakumar in 2005.

Victim of Domestic Violence Chak De Girl
Victim of Domestic Violence Chak De Girl

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  1. Surajlata was the former Indian women’s hockey captain.
  2. Surajlata’s story was the inspiration behind the principle character in the film Chak De.
  3. The movie Chak De was released in the year 20017.
  4. Surajlata was awarded with an Arjuna Award.
  5. In 2005, she had filed three police complaints regarding the physical and mental abuse for the demand of dowry.
  6. Mentioning the history of domestic violence, she, on January 10, lodged a complaint against shantakumar at Heinganj police station in Imphal.
  7. Suranjlata had filed a case against shantakumar for the physical violence with her.
  8. Shanta kumar would allegedly humiliate surajlata by accusing her of “immoral behaviour” to get into the good books of senior officials and get an arjuna award.

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Shantakumar had put some serious allegation on, how she got the Arjuna Award. Shanta kumar had alleged that she used some immoral behaviour to get into the good books of the senior official and managed to get the Arjuna Award.

But the allegations made by the husband were after, her filing the case of domestic violence against with her for the demand of dowry.

Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence, domestic abuse, dating violence, spousal abuse, and intimate partner abuse) is any form of maltreatment that takes place in a heterosexual or homosexual romantic relationship between adults or adolescents.

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Intimate partner abuse is a major public health problem, due to its affecting more than 2 million women and 800,000 men and resulting in homelessness, injury, or death of victims, billions of dollars in health care costs, and lost work productivity.

Intimate partner abuse has been and, in some ways, continues to be endorsed in all societies through legal sanctioning of the subjugation of women and lack of legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) victims.

While domestic abuse strikes couples of all races, religions, social economic status, and sexual orientations, risk factors for men or women becoming victims or abusers include poverty, lack of a high school education, witnessing family violence as a child, having a low sense of self-worth, and attitudes of male domination and substance abuse, especially alcohol abuse.

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Warning signs for individuals to consider if they suspect they are the victim of intimate partner violence include feeling demeaned, assaulted, or excessively controlled by their partner.

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