Whether IPC Protects Women?

That country and that nation that do not respect women have never become

nor ever be in future”.

Swami Vivekananda

ATTITUDE OF PUBLIC:

At present, there is indifference and negligence that is primarily the result

of general acceptance of men over women because of which violent acts against

women have not been viewed as violent by women themselves due to their

religious values and social attitudes. Recently there raised a issue of crime against

women which has been transformed from a private issue into a public problem. The

present study tries to explore the main causes in increasing the trend of crime against

women the effectiveness and impact of existing laws to control followed by important

suggestions to prevent further commission of particular crimes in India.


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 POSITION OF WOMEN IN INDIA:

Women are considered as a weaker sex not only from the physical point

of view but also from the sociological aspect. When we refer smritis, we notice

that woman has always been a dependant on man. During childhood on her father,

after marriage on her husband and during her old age on her son.

WHERE WOMEN ARE RESPECTED THERE GOD RESIDE”

-MAHATMA GANDHI


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OFFENCES AGAINST WOMEN:

Women are the victims of offences such as rape, murder, robbery,

cheating etc. Which are not specially directed at them, there are designated as

crimes against women, which are directed specifically against them and are

detailed herein.


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INDIAN PENAL CODE,1860 :

Among all such offences, most probably women are the victims of

Sexual offences like rape and also kidnapping. As per section 375to 377

of IPC talks about sexual offences.

RAPE:

Section 375 defines rape, which is derived from a latin term, RAPIO, which means

TO SEIZE. Literally rape means a forcible seizure and that is essential characteristics

of offence .We can also say that intercourse with a women without her consent.

A man is said to commit “RAPE” only under the following circumstances :

1. Against her will

2. Without her consent

3. With her consent, when her consent has been obtained by putting her in fear

of death or hurt.

4. Without her consent, when the man knows that he is not her husband and

and that consent is given because she believes that he is another man to whom

she is legally married.

5. With her consent, but when the consent is given At the time of unsoundness

of mind or intoxication.

6. With or without her consent, when she is under the age of sixteen years.


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PUNISHMENT FOR RAPE:

Section 376 deals with the punishment for rape. It has been mentioned

that,

whoever commits rape shall be punished with imprisonment of either description

for a term which shall not be less than seven years but which may be for a term

which may extend to ten years and shall also be liable to fine.

KIDNAPPING :

Kidnapping and Abduction for different purpose(section 359 to 373).

As per section 363 talks about the punishment for kidnapping.

The punishment for Kidnapping varies according to the purpose. Whoever kidnaps

any person from India or from lawful guardianship, shall be punished with

imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and

also shall liable for fine.


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CAUSES FOR CRIME AGAINST WOMEN:

1. SOCIAL CAUSES:

a. Broken Homes

b. Psychological Environment

2. ORTHODOX THOUGHT:

a. Personal causes

b. Unemployment

c. Poverty

d. Addiction

e. Lack of proper moral education


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As per our hypothesis , it is crystal clear that the sharp increase in crime rates from

7.6% in 2003 to 8.8% in 2007 and gradually increased as 13% in 2011 census

in the last five years at the national level figures show a hazardous situation in the

country like India with respect and security of women .System of India maintains

law and order situation of the country, so that one should feel safe and secure.

DON’T RESTRICT YOUR DAUGHTER TO OUT

BUT TEACH YOUR SON TO BEHAVE PROPERLY”. 

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  1. Shashvath Vel

    Are men the only reason for the social supression of women ?, Views differ ,under my view ,a lot of aged women in India have also contributed in this process ,and the responsibility of raising a boy properly is also in the hands of a women .