New Delhi, Feb 14 : Women are litigants in over 13 per cent of the total over 2 crore cases pending in India’s lower courts and the maximum number of them are from Maharashtra, followed by Uttar Pradesh(14.78 per cent), West Bengal, and Tamil Nadu(both (4.74 per cent) ), latest data has revealed.
In Maharashtra, a total of 11,46,730 cases (or 39.94 per cent of the total cases filed by women across various lower courts in India) have been filed by women. Out of these, 3,68,480 are civil in nature and 7,78,250 criminal.
Out of the total pending cases filed by women, 13,09,137 are civil in nature and 15,62,020 criminal, data compiled by the National Judicial Data Grid says. The figures represent data collated upto February 12.
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