of being attacked at any moment. There are big threats such as rape and other forms of torture that women in certain countries have to live in fear of everyday. Women are targeted all around the world. Two counties in which this problem is very prevalent are India and Pakistan. These two countries are not the only places in which this happens but recently, there have been even more instances of these types of attacks. In India, rape has been a very pressing issue for quite some time, but it wasn’t
India is a nation enriched by an exotic culture. A nation that fills the gaps of history, music. It is the realm where many other nations are born. As part of our moral dilemma, we must point out that India is a patriarch society. For such reason, the male has the absolute authority in the household, and, furthermore, the law making of the nation will be shifted into the male’s perspective. However, despite the enriched culture, India is part of the forty-nine nations that allows marital rape with
mitigating “Rape” and gender crimes in India Introduction The chief contention of this project is that rape as a sexual and gender crime against women is a manifestation of the forces and sociological structures that are much less obvious than any literature on criminal jurisprudence on the subject of ‘rape’ and sexual crimes will suggest. Hence this necessitates a deep study and literature review of all dimensions that explain the institutional structures and forces that explain ‘rape’ in the Indian
GENDER BASED VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN: A CLOSER LOOK AT INDIA’S RAPE PROBLEM Background When the sex of a girl or a woman drives the infliction of violence towards them, it is regarded as a form of gender based violence (Heise et al., 2002). Violence against women, regardless of the form, can occur in various stages of the woman’s life (Murthy and Smith, 2010), and refers not only to physical and sexual acts of violence, but also encompasses verbal abuse, emotional torture, economic deprivation, and
INTRODUCTION Not enough people understand what rape is, and until they do ... , not enough will be done to stop it. — Rape victim, quoted in the book by Groth in 1979 (p. 87) India, a nation which had Mahatma Gandhi as its role model of uprightness became so remarkably violent and corrupt that the women can no longer be safe within their bodies. Mahatma Gandhi who defeated the Britishers to save the Indians by relying on non-violence is considered as the father of the nation, but his sense of
According to the 2010 Census of India, there are 236,772,617 females married. 40 percent of these women are in ages between 25 and 29. And, 85 percent of these marriages are arranged. In arranged marriage there is no dating, premarital sex, living together, or even physical interaction. Sheela, J. an expert for the United Nations writes that “according to the Hindu Dharma sutras, the father should give away his daughter while she still nagnika (naked)”.” This means that as soon as the parents
woman’s existence is the equivalent of a roach… or so it seems. Ashok Prasad’s India: A Dangerous Place to Be a Woman 2013 documentary is led by a British-Indian journalist, Radha Bedi, who films her visit to India to shed light on the reality of life for Indian women. Radha has visited the country times before; but only as an outsider, so she walks oblivious to how the other side lives. Radha blindly journeys to India and pulls back the curtain to reveal the truth. She adopts a mournful tone in order
UNAMENDED ARTICLES IN INDIAN PENAL CODE Indian Penal Code is the core criminal Code of India. It is a broad code planned to cover all substantive aspects of criminal law . It was drafted in 1860 and came into force in during the early British Rule phase in 1862. The Indian Penal Code was drafted by the first Indian Law Commission under the president ship of Macaulay and was submitted to the Governor-General of India in Council in 1837. In 1845 , another Commission was chosen to re-examine the Code.
the majority of India’s population is Hindu, violence against women such as (1) rape; (2) kidnapping and abduction; (3) homicide for dowry, (4) torture; both mental and physical; (5) molestation; and (6) sexual harassment; as identified by the Indian Penal Code in India, are rampant (Singh, 4). For example, in 2005-2006, the National Family Health Survey found that more than 37 percent of married women in India were victims of physical or even sexual abuse by their husbands (Singh, xiv).