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VULNERABLE POSITION OF WOMEN IN INDIA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO RAPE

By Gurakshdeep Kaur, Mitali & Shalabh

Indian culture is very rich in heritage where huge respect is given to females. Like in Hindu religion, there’s a tradition to worship the goddess Laxmi at the time of Diwali. In the festival of Navratri, murti puja is done of goddesses. Likewise, in Islam, Mehar is given to the females for protection and for safeguarding them. The mentality of the people is such that they have interpreted religion in the wrong sense. People’s mindset has deteriorated the position of women. To uplift the position of women numerous laws were made in the post-independence era which provides protection and equality to women in every sphere. Despite all these great legislations, their purpose failed because of the lack of implementation of laws and the stubborn mentality of people. This paper basically deals with the problems as to why the implementation is lacking and the solution for the same.

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