Discrimination against Women is in our Minds: A Legal Analysis

  • Agrini Rawal
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  • Agrini Rawal

    Assistant Professor & HOD at SPC Degree College of Law & Technology, Baghpat, U.P., India.

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Gender biases had been the typical attitude of the patriarchal Indian society since time immemorial. The Vedas contained passages which emphasized the necessity of a son. 'May you be the mother of a hundred sons has always been a popular blessing by elders to young brides. It is indeed an undeniable fact that despite differences in social and intellectual status, almost all the sections of society do stand on the same platform so far as their craving for a male child is concerned. On the other hand, daughters are unwanted, they are considered burdensome and people who do not dare to carry this 'burden' for long dispose of them as quickly as possible, for in Incredible India, 'killing of the girl child is no sin.'Attitude has to change drastically against women in order to ensure that no violence against them takes place. They have to be treated with equality and respect. The laws have to be implemented effectively and stringent action should be taken against violators or perpetrators of violence against women. The education of women is the foremost priority of today’s parents. By educating women we help families and not only women. A two-pronged strategy can be adopted. First, men have to change their attitudes so that women have enough space to develop themselves. Secondly, women themselves have to unite and spread consciousness which will help in real social development.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 4, Page 42 - 54

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.113316

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