International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 5, Part G (2016)
Crime against women in Punjab: An analysis
This paper deals with the issues of crime against women in Indian society. Punjab has contributed heavily to the Green Revolution and has been the biggest contributor of food wealth and agricultural consumptions in India. Punjab is a progressing state economically but on the social front it is still backward and patriarchal. According to Census 2011 it has the worst sex ratio (895) and lowest child sex ratio (846). Which is a serious cause of concern. In the state of Punjab since status of women is low, crimes against women are likely to be higher. The Reflection of patriarchy and its effect on society at large are very evident in our statistics. Moreover, the reported cases are much smaller than the actual number, because brining certain crimes into the notice of authorities will tarnish the image of women who are themselves victims. Thus theme of the present research paper is based on different types of gender crime/violence perpetrated against women in Punjab.