Topics: Ram Mohan Roy, Sambad Kaumudi, Indian National Congress Pages: 3 (906 words) Published: February 3, 2013
are women safe in india? ARE stringent laws enough to curb the sexual overdrive? India….. Unassailable in its cultural diversity and heritage has borne great scholars and laureates. Most of these have rendered profound and inspiring words. But … were they made just to be quoted in speeches and debates or to wakeup Indians; who perhaps are still half asleep??? Women who are held in high esteem in religion, literature and culture are actually the most unsafe in the nation! United Nations General Assembly describes crimes against women as any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life. Crimes against women have tremendously risen to soaring heights. With its roots tracing back to ancient times, the evil has dastardly hollowed the nation with its lucrative sway and ambit controlling myriad minds. From “Agni Pariksha” of Sita in epic Ramayana to the recent awakening demise of 23-year old gang-rape victim; the patriarch society has hardly called for a change. The evil flourishes benefiting from the loopholes prevalent in our society. The underlying principle; is, but of course the sexual overdrive of beasts and ailing limbs of our democracy. A weak judiciary plays a decisive role in letting crimes flourish as delayed hearings and judgments wipes the fear of prosecution off the criminal‘s mind and thus motivates to commit heinous crimes. Even after mass awareness in last 64 years, set minds haven’t changed. Women in many parts of the nation are still seen as inferior. The condition is so pitiable that even the fundamental right of graceful entry in and exit from the world is denied to them. Preference for son and fear of having to pay dowry has resulted in 12 million girls being aborted over the past three decades. Lack of fear of law and degrading morals of the...
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