Cyber Crime against Women in India: Legal Challenges and Solutions​s

Nilesh Beliraya K and Abhilasha
Chanakya National Law University, India.

Volume III, Issue V, 2020

21st Century has been the era of inventions. Inventions that have made human life tremendously more comfortable. We have witnessed the inception and domination of artificial intelligence. From scarce access to internet we have already reached the era of 5G. With this incessant rise, an alternate reality has come into existence. An intangible reality conducive to absolute anonymity. With all the good it brings it has also turned out to be equally fatal. With the rise of cyber world, along came stalkers, hackers, scammers and all sorts of miscreants and anti-legal elements. This has made the society vulnerable to cybercrimes. In this paper the researchers will be emphasizing on cybercrimes that take place against women. Women are easy targets for crimes online and are being massively victimised. Cyber bullying, voyeurism, sextortion, stalking are some of the common crimes committed against women online. With increase in cybercrimes privacy and security of women are hanging in thin air. The major objective of the research is to analyse the current scenario of cyber security in India and need for introducing specific legislations for the safety of women. Over the course of this paper the researchers would explain how the legislations are not being implemented. The major finding of this research is to highlight the necessity of bringing more specific policies and legislations against cybercrime. With increase in social media networks and private sites it is essential for government to bring specific legislations for every particular crime committed against women. Over the course of this research analysis will be provided over how number of crimes are not being reported because of conventional society and patriarchal mindset. Researchers have also studied the progress of government in fighting cybercrimes and also have listed valuable suggestions to fight this menace. The researchers have adhered to doctrinal mode of research with reference of bluebook mode of citation.