Gender Discrimination in India: A Persistent Barrier to Progress

  • Vrushali Dinanath Sungare
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  • Vrushali Dinanath Sungare

    Civil Judge - Junior Division and Judicial Magistrate First Class, Narkhed, Nagpur, India

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Gender-based discrimination and violence are all hanging swords in the Indian social structure. The gender-based violence and brutality are increasing day by day. Instead of constitutional and other legal provisions, the cases of violence are allegedly in bulk against women and transgenders. Gender discrimination in Indian society leads towards scarcer progress of social structure. In India, gender-based violence and discrimination are many facets. Gender discrimination is not limited to family, but it can practice in every walk of life. Gender discrimination is based on opportunities, economic background, poverty, lack of education, traditional influence on the family and society, and many more factors are responsible for gender discrimination in India. Merely providing legal clutches will not serve the purpose of gender discrimination unless we develop a sense of equity and equality in our hearts; gender discrimination and hate will persist in society. The laws, policies, and rules will not be helpful unless we exhibit a mature understanding and concern for another gender in reality. Considering the same, this research paper aims to analyse the forms of gender-based violence and its effects on society, which leads towards the absence of progress in humankind. The author will try to discuss the issue of gender violence with the help of judicial decisions and analysis of recent trends.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 2, Page 3081 - 3086


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