Domestic Violence against Women in India: A Critical Analysis

  • Md Aftab and Siddharth Mishra
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  • Md Aftab

    Student at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India

  • Siddharth Mishra

    Student at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India

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Violence against women both inside and outside of their home has been a critical issue in the modern Indian society. Women in India constitute near about half of its population and most of them are oppressive under the socio-cultural and religious structures. One gender has been leading the space of the India’s social economic, political and religious stuff since time ancient. The present study felt the need that in the era of globalization and transformation the present trends of crimes against women is increasing day by day. This is particularly the case in cultures where female virginity is extremely valued and thought of important before marriage; in extreme cases, rape victims are killed in honor killings. Still, in many countries, spousal rape either remains legal, or is illegal but broadly stood and accepted as a husband's right. The criminalization of spousal rape is recent, having occurred during the past few years. . For some women, the household is a place that endangers lives and strains some of the most severe forms of violence committed against girls and women. Violence is frequently committed by males who are, or who have been in positions of trust and familiarity and power e.g. spouses, fathers, fathers-in law, stepfathers, brothers, uncles, sons, or further relatives. Domestic violence against women statistics as the top group of violence against women in 2018, conferring to data from the 'Crimes in India - 2018' report accumulated by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).The family is often associated with a preserve, a place where persons seek love, safety, sanctuary and shelter. In my opinion all human should be treated equally without any discrimination against race, cast, religion or gender.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 2631 - 2645


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