International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 4, Part H (2019)
Crime against women in Indian society and the major role of police
Violence against women is perhaps the most shameful human rights violation and it is perhaps the most pervasive. It knows no boundaries of geography, culture or wealth. As long as it continue, we cannot claim to be making real progress towards equality, development and peace. -Kofi Annan Crime in India exists in various forms over periods. The crimes committed generally in the society are burglary, murder, kidnapping, trafficking. In the present scenario it is high time to know about the crimes happening against women in the Indian society. The police records show that crime against women is high in India. Prevention of crime is one of the primary duties of the police. Atrocities against women increase in the form of dowry harassment, mental tortures, domestic violence, eve teasing, kidnapping, rape and so on. Protection and prevention of crime against women has become a matter of serious concern to the police officials. India is a country with an age old tradition where everyone enjoyed equal status with due dignity. But the equality faded over times as women started to hold high positions in the society. The honor and respect received by women in the society had an adverse effect in the minds of men and it paved way for crimes against women in order of priority. The position of women and their struggles in India can be seen through different periods. In this paper status of women in different periods, responsibility of police to protect women against crimes, legal provisions for women, some measures to improve the status of women in the society, has been discussed in the descriptive form.
How to cite this article:
J Gayathri, Dr. Esther Buvana C. Crime against women in Indian society and the major role of police. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(4):513-515.