Violence Against Women in India: An Assessment of Legal Protection Mechanism

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Journal Title: Journal of Legal Studies & Research
Author(s): Zakiya Sanu
Published On: 10/03/2023
Volume: 9
Issue: 1
First Page: 315
Last Page: 340
ISSN: 2455-2437
Publisher: The Law Brigade Publisher

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Zakiya Sanu, Violence Against Women in India: An Assessment of Legal Protection Mechanism, Volume 9 Issue 1, Journal of Legal Studies & Research, 315-340, Published on 10/03/2023, Available at


The phrase “ferocity against women in India” refers to the frequent physical or sexual abuse of Indian women by men. The most prevalent acts of violence against women in India include rape, murder, and domestic abuse. In India, crimes against women like as assault, corrosive tossing, share killings, honour killings, and the confined prostitution of young children have all been documented. According to police data in India, crimes against women are committed frequently. The real summary has been examined for bias. This cruel kind of brutality and deformity can affect women of any class, station, creed, or religion. In India, violent behaviour toward women at home is regarded as abuse that may be dangerous; it can also be physical, mental, or sexual abuse to any current or former partner. The Dowry Prohibition Act, passed by the Indian government in 1961, made endowment expectations in wedding arrangements illegal. However, numerous instances of settlement-related domestic violence, suicides, and homicides have been documented.

Keywords: Violence, Types of Violence, Violence and Crime distinction, Legal Provisions for Violence against women, Possible solutions to eradicate Violence Against Women

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