Sexual Assault: A Bane to the Childhood

  • Maharani V Bhamini
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  • Maharani V Bhamini

    Student at Lloyd Law College, India

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One of the major fact that sexual assault took place in all socio-economic society. Sexual Assault is a major public issue and social problem in the developing country like India and worldwide. It can be defined as unwanted sexual contact with any person of any kind. In India sexual assault is prompting against the teenagers, pushing them in the world of darkness. The victim of sexual assault is not limited to the girl child but it also occupied the male children in a large picture. other forms of sexual coercion directed against boys take place in a variety of settings. There were few data where sexual assault victim came forward and speak up for themselves but in most of the cases they have been guided to shut their mouth up for the sake of family’s reputation, or fear of boycott from the society. Violence against children has increased exponentially, requiring greater intervention to meet the challenges. It violates the rights and the dignity of the child and robs the joys of childhood, result into a bane. It reflects, how collectively we people has failed to take action against this scourge and also failed to create a safe place for the children to flourish and thrive. In this research paper I have discussed how the sexual assault turns a bane to the children by discussing the several topics like the legal definition of sexual assault, types of sexual assault, Data of sexual assault in India, who all are the offenders, Reasons behind the growth of sexual assault in India, Reactions of parents after the disclosure, consequences of sexual assault, Existing provisions, and loopholes of the existing provisions and the conclusion.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 3568 - 3585


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