Crime in the World

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CONTENTS Page No. 1. 2. 3. Introduction Meaning of Crime/Violence against Women Constitutional and Legal Provisions for Women 4. Constitutional Provision Legal Provisions 1 1 2 2 3 4 4 7 9 13 14 15 16 17 19

Classification Crime Against Women Crimes under Indian Penal Code Crimes under Special and Local Laws Reported Incidents of Crime Crime Against Women in Cities

5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

International Initiatives to Curb Gender Violence National Initiatives to Curb Gender Violence Verma Committee Report Conclusion Annexures

Crime Against Women

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INTRODUCTION In the ancient Indian women held a high place of respect in the society as

mentioned in Rigveda and other scriptures. Volumes can be written about the status of our women and their heroic deeds from the vedic period to the modern times. But later on, because of social, political and economic changes, women lost their status and were relegated to the background. Many evil customs and traditions stepped in which enslaved the women and tied them to the boundaries of the house1. The official statistics showed a declining sex-ratio, health status, literacy rate, work participation rate and political participation among women. While on the other hand the spread of social evils like dowry deaths, child marriage, domestic violence, rape, sexual harassment, exploitation of women workers are rampant in different parts of India. Humiliation, rape, kidnapping, molestation, dowry death, torture, wife-beating etc. have grown up over the years2.

2.

MEANING OF CRIME / VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN “The Semantic meaning of „crime against women‟ is direct or indirect physical or

mental cruelty to women. Crimes which are „directed specifically against women‟ and in which „only women are victims‟ are characterized as „Crime Against Women‟3. It is equally important to clarify the concept of „Violence‟ against women.…...

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