An Overview Of Crime Against Women In India

Graceful C Marboh, LLM, The Assam Royal Global University


Crime against women is a burning issue that affects not only the victim or their families but the society as a whole. Despite the various positive action taken by the court, the government or the authority the crime against women continue to exist and continue to create higher risk and become a great challenge for all. It is believed that crime against women is not a new phenomenon but it has existed for a long time back since the ancient period. It is an eminent fact that over the years India has witnessed a decrease in various crimes but the crime against women is growing at a rising rate. Hence it becomes essential to analyse the nature, roots, reasons and different forms of crime against women for the purpose of discovering solutions to the problem.

The study focus on analysing the different types of crime against women in India and the various reasons which led to its commission. The study also laid down different provisions which were specifically enacted to control and prevent various crimes against them.

Keywords: Crime, women, Law, India.

Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


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