India, May 22 -- For many, the ongoing lockdown has been about honing their culinary skills, watching great content on OTT platforms and spending quality time with family. But the nationwide shutdown has, unfortunately, shown its ugly side as well - a sharp spike in domestic violence cases across several states in India, according to recent reports. Actor Kriti Sanon, who recently penned a poem on domestic violence finds it "extremely heartbreaking".

"I had read some articles online, and was astonished to know that domestic violence cases have gone up by 35-40% during the lockdown. Apparently, Punjab alone has about 700 cases," says the actor, adding, "No one has the right to hit or hurt you. Be it emotional and especially physical abuse, ...