Domestic Violence: The Shadow Pandemic





Eashita Raj, Amity Law School, Noida


ABSTRACT


Violence against women has been a right that men have exercised with impunity for centuries, seeing it as necessary for women's “well-being”. The culture of domestic violence in India is one of shame and silence. It includes any form of violence suffered by a person from a biological relative, but typically is the violence suffered by a woman by male members of her family or relatives. The socialization of females is such that girls internalise the concept of dependency and that it gives rise to violence in the family, thus the husband feels that wives are subordinates and they start dominating them. Such this type of socialization is directly responsible for this miserable condition of women.


Domestic violence is always discussed about women. Domestic violence is one of the most unreported crimes in the world, both among men and women. Domestic violence not only affects the lives of an individual but also the lives of their innocent children, it doesn't matter, violence is against male or female it's violence and so the law must stringent for both and not only to men, everyone who commits this heinous crime must be punished.


KEYWORDS: Domestic Violence, Women, Impact of COVID-19, Domestic Violence Act, 2005, IPC.

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