Gender Bias in the Indian Judicial System: Challenges Faced by Female Prosecutors

  • Aayushi Singh and Abhiranjan Dixit
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  • Aayushi Singh

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

  • Abhiranjan Dixit

    Assistant Professor at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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The article delves into the pressing topic of gender discrimination within the Indian judiciary, and sheds light on the nature of discrimination that female prosecutors face. The provided information not only explores the historical biases but also analyses the structural and institutional barriers as well as the legal frameworks that impede gender equality. Constitutional safeguards such as Articles 14 and 15 protect women’s rights while legislations like the Indian Contract Act and Indian Penal Code are in place to ensure the same. However, given the implementation of these laws, women are still treated as inferior, lower class due to the growing gender disparity. The provision of special aids and training programmes are suggested by the author to bring about a much-needed reform in sensitizing the judiciary. The enforcement of the existing laws will result in a philosophically more equitable judicial system free of gender biases.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 3936 - 3958


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