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An Analysis On Picturization Of Gender-Based Violence: Fading Line Between Real And Reel

Maitreyee Dubey, School of Law at University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES

Freedom cannot be achieved unless women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression1.

- Nelson Mandela

As the quote suggests the issue of gender-based violence is one of the most penetrating violations of human rights in the world. Gender inequality and Gender-Based Violence are two sides of the same coin, when one will vanish the other will automatically disappear.


In recent days, society has raised the momentum against the portrayal of gender-based violence. On 1st July 2021, The BCCC, chaired by Gita Mittal, the former chief justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court issued the advisory and said, “channels must exercise necessary prudence and caution while scripting, filming and editing such scenes and said any such scene must be accompanied by a disclaimer”. 2 It is observed that prolonged portrayal of physical and mental violence leaves an unerasable mental impact on the psychology of people thus a disclaimer would act as an effective measure towards censure and denunciation of such violence. Gender-Based Violence can be regarded as a gender-neutral term that is targeted to all categories of people including men, women, and people from the Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community. The author here will restrict its analysis to women and people of the LGBTQ+ community. In this article, the author aims to analyse how gender inequality plays a vital role in gender-based violence and how these movies and T.V. Serials act as a reflector of society. The author will also try to scrutinize, how the people fail to differentiate between the reel and real life. The article will not only demonstrate, how the deterioration is happening with some recent examples but also how the government and laws have played a significant role against such violence.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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