In India, women’s are considered to be goddess Lakshmi in most of the families. However, some unfortunate incidents which took place in the recent past have made women feel unsafe on the roads, work places and even some time at home.
Women’s are facing many problems in the society. Nowadays, women’s are unsafe every where. It is the problem of the nation and should be addressed by each and every citizen of India.
Strict laws should be enforced by the government regarding women’s safety and all the rules can be strictly followed. Also the police should be effective. There should be proper management for women safety. Properly functioning of street light with CCTV Cameras must be installed. 24 hour women helpline should be activated in order to receive any distress call empowerment should also be given the most importance.
Section 509 of Indian panel code states that whoever intends to insult the modesty of any women, utters any word, makes any sound or gesture or exhibits any object which includes upon the privacy of such women shall be punished within imprisonment up to 3 years.
Crimes against women (glimpses of Indian panel code, 1860) :
Kidnapping (section- 359,360,366)
Eve teasing (section-509)
Chain snatching (section-378)
Sexual harassment (section-354A)
Women trafficking (section-370,370A,372,373)
Assault to outrage modesty (section-354,354B)
Acid attacks (section-326A,326B)
The dowery prohibition Act 1961(Amendment in1986)
Protection of Women from domestic violence Act,2005
The commission of sati (prevention) Act,1987
The Indecent representation of women (prohibition) Act,1986
Some land mark judgement cases:
· Vishaka Vs state of Rajasthan August13,1997
· Mary Roy V s state of Kerala 1986
· Lata Singh Vs State of Uttar pradesh
· Roxann Sharma Vs Arun Sharma
· Tamil Nadu Vs Suhas Katti February,2004
· Laxmi Vs union of India 2013
There are many laws but these laws are not properly or strictly followed.
In order to improve women’s safety in India the first task is to improve the number of women safety teams in every part of country. Along with the change in mind set of people is very essential for the women safety. From family to educational institution men should be taught about respecting every women.
Further, there should be the first track to hear the cases and it should be investigated in a time bound manner. Only strict laws can not solve the problem of women safety in India rather the implementation of these laws in a time bound manner can solve the issue.
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