Crimes against women in India


Present Situation :-

  • Women are subjected to various forms of violence such as eve-teasing, sexual harassment, domestic violence, marital rape, cyber harassment, psychological harassment, discrimination, human trafficking, genital mutiliation, sexism, honour killings etc.
  • Reporting of crimes against women is on the rise year by year. Rapid growth of technology and rising modernization could not help in improving the situation.
  • The age-old discrimination against women has deep roots in the various religious norms, cultures and especially our patriarchial society.
  • A young girl going to the school, a teenage girl partying late nights, a student wearing short skirts, a stay at home mother are all equally vulnerable to harassment and molestation.

Steps taken by Indian Government :-

  • To curb the crimes against women, Indian government deployed PCR vans with GPS system to ensure the security of women in Delhi NCR region.
  • Telangana government introduced “SHE Teams” to tackle crimes on women. This program is a huge success inspiring all the other Indian states.
  • ‘Ministry of Home Affairs’ allotted the number “112” for Nationwide Emergency Response System.
  • To protect child brides and to eradicate child marriages, Government forbids marital sex with the bride under 18 years of age and would be considered rape if not followed.
  • Prenatal sex discernment is banned, preventing determination of sex of the child before birth and lowering the rate of female infanticide in India.
  • Media is not allowed to reveal the victim’s name and details, thus encouraging the harassment victims to report the crime.
  • ”Domestic violence act” enforced on 26th of October (2006), hinders the male dominance over their wives.
  • IPC Section 498-A obstructs the husband and relatives subjecting women to any sort of criminal act and makes women feel respected at their homes.
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What still needs to be done :-

  • More patrolling vans should be deployed to ensure the safety of women.
  • Movies that show eve-teasing and harassment as love should be censored.
  • Gender sensitization programs should be conducted on a regular basis at schools and collges.
  • Uneducated Indian politicians pollute the entire reputation of government officials. A social media hashtag #AintNoCinderella received popularity among teenagers mocking politicians who feel women must not roam on the streets after 12 AM. Politicans who are against gender equality should be stripped of power.
  • Rapid misuse of Dowry harassment law forced Supreme Court to dilute the law to some extent. This discourages victims in genuine cases to report the harassment. Steps should be taken to deter false cases, thereby genuine victims can be rescued.
  • Andhra Pradesh is the state ranking first with a maximum number of cases reported every year addressing gender discrimination and crime against women along with Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal. Special care must be taken in these states to reduce the crimes.

Conclusion :-

To transform India into a developed country, gender equality and crimes against women are the most important things to be focused on. Legends like Malala Yousafzai have repeatedly inspired women all over the globe and left an inevitable imprint on the human race. The country now demands a dire need for the upliftment of the basic mentality of looking at women differently.


  1. Crime against women is such a devil of indian society that it is hollowing nation and degrading it a lot……..not only mental understanding but some laws must also be stricted ……………for eg as rajasthan did that raping a girl of 12 years or less there will be a death penalty but this age must be atleast 16 years ……………..but govt. has to clear its own instance that whether it condemns raping completely or just creating false propaganda because we see that many a time when any rape happens then govt. condemns it but after some time it supports those who supports rape………….this double face must be ended As we saw that Mulayam singh Yadav said that boys may commit mistake of raping but should not be punished so such politicians should be banned…………..not only against rapist but there must be some laws against such fake politicians

  2. in my point of view crime against women is increasing because people do not fear from the police and law and order. there is not a single day when there is no news about the rape of a girl published in newspaper. where are we heading up to. today we are advancing in every sphere of life but our women ,girls , lacked behind . our society is mainly patriarchal and we use women as a commodity. though government is taking necessary steps but they are not sufficient. with the passing of the criminal amendent bill 2018 the rapists will be punished death penalty. this is only way by which we can lessen the trauma of the victims.

  3. According to me crime against woman rising everyday, though we are living in the twenty first century we claim ourselves very modern and we are thinking globally , like world is our global village .But no woman is safe , school going girl , night parting teenage , home maker nobody is safe. According to me no house is there woman is there they are somebody mother .daughter or wife but some of the peoples are there they want to take advantage even they dont spare the child girl also. Police patrol should increase and Govt should impose the rule those people they will involve this bad activities nobody will get relief no judgement no court order simply they should get life imprisonment whole life will be in jail. As long as people will not give respect to the woman any society cannot develop.They have to remove their inner darkness then they can claim they are modern.

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