News By/Courtesy: Ragini M | 30 Jun 2020 18:12pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Indian reality of constitutional independence.
  • perspectives of society.
  • women safety threatened.

INDEPENDENT INDIAN: EFFECT OF GENDER DISCRIMINATION ON FREEDOM


IS IT ONLY ENOUGH INDIA BEING CONSTITUTIONALLY INDEPENDENT?

Independent the word has many meanings when said in a political sense "a country or group of people receiving freedom from the government from another country". But secondly and more importantly When we speak about individual independence especially when spoken about women's independence. Are they independent?


Woman folks, can they walk safely down the street at night without being screamed, shouted at, followed, grabbed, and what not more. A girl there who was walking back to her home from office in a street at night each time looking over her shoulders, again and again, pretending to talk over the phone even before it rang! Whenever she saw a guy walking towards her. So are we living with complete freedom and liberty?


In Indian history where a woman is treated and worshipped by people as goddesses but now the violence against women is increasing day by day due to the greater exposure of women in every field of life. One in five women has been sexually abused in childhood. One in two has been sexually assaulted or had experienced attempted sexual assault as an adult. Sexual abuse affects women from all the aspects of Rape, domestic violence, acid attack, female feticide, dowry deaths, forced abortion, sexual violence, harassment, dowry deaths and goes on. Isn't it a shame? that rapes take place every day the crime which has no boundaries and present in every nook and corner of the world. It does not differentiate between an 8 months baby to an 80-year old lady. From the workplace to our homes, rape and harassment have become a norm. and the survivors of these heinous crimes are left to be humiliated throughout there life. The percentage of these crimes are increasing day by day.


According to the Bureau of Justice statistics, it is estimated between 20% to 25 % of women experience a completed or attempted rape victimization throughout college career. We can even notice in the famous Unnao case where rape victims trying to commit suicide.


Violence against women can cause long term physical and mental health problems. It does not only affect her but also her children, family, and communities. Rape and childhood sexual abuse can cause psychological damage and it can affect one's self-confidence and can have a long-lasting negative effect in their life. For example, the reduced self-esteem of women who have been abused in childhood may result in their making little effort to avoid the situation where their health or safety is in jeopardy.
It is been years since we are free from the clutches of British rule in India, do the women feel the freedom, freedom from the atrocities against them?


In the famous saying of nelson Mandela "freedom cannot be achieved unless the women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression". So let us keep all the differences aside and fight against those serious issues which make women difficult to live in society. She should be raised to be an independent woman and not the victim of anything. To ensure woman safety in India implementation of strict laws and fast-track courts to hear the cases and investigation of those cases in a time-bound manner can solve the issues to a greater extent.

"THIS ARTICLE DOES NOT INTEND TO HURT THE SENTIMENTS OF ANY INDIVIDUAL, COMMUNITY, SECT, OR RELIGION ETCETERA. THIS ARTICLE IS BASED PURELY ON THE AUTHOR'S PERSONAL VIEWS AND OPINIONS IN THE EXERCISE OF THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT GUARANTEED UNDER ARTICLE 19(1)(A) AND OTHER RELATED LAWS BEING FORCED IN INDIA, FOR THE TIME BEING."

Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 30 Jun 2020 20:43pm IST


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