Gender Gap in Police: A Comparative Study of North East India

  • Dr. Deblina Majumder
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  • Dr. Deblina Majumder

    Assistant Professor at School of Law, NMIMS, Navi Mumbai, India

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Watching around early in the morning one sees an empowered society where girls go to schools and colleges. Yet women are underrepresented in the workplace. The gender gap at workplace has grown exponentially over the time. One of the reasons of disproportionate representation of women in police is because of the fact that police and policing are equated with robust physique and machoism. Availability of suitable depreciation of gender gap in police work is crucial for decreasing the susceptibility of women against offences. The present “Woman Police Population Ratio” is insignificant. The Data on Police Organization, 2021 reflects a total of 10.49% of Woman in Police at present in India. The actual strength of total woman police is 2,17,026. This shows an increase of 0.71%, the maximum i.e. 29,435 woman police personnel in Uttar Pradesh. In the North East, Assam has the highest number of vacancy of women police i.e. 16, 866. Nagaland is the only state in the North East which has surplus women police. This paper is an exploratory study which involves descriptive and analytical research. The aim of the study is to explore the representation of women in police in North East; to inquire into the cause behind the gender gap; and to reconnoitre the challenges faced by women in police in north east. Under representation of the fairer sex in police leads to grave threats in dealing with offences against women and woman criminals. Hence, it is indispensable that the gender gap must be met at the cutting edge level.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 4, Page 1016 - 1027


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