Blog by Niti Manthan
Facilitating young minds towards holistic development.
The conventional customs and rules of marriage are conferring power on men to exercise dominance over women. Further, the protection given by law to married men is cheery on top of the cake as they use the garb of marriage to commit the offence of rape. This article explores the same legal protection and its scope in India.
The article throws light upon how the vulnerability of women leads to violence against them and other related issues faced by them during the COVID-19 crises. It also aims at the causes and solutions for eliminating such societal issues and making the world a better place to live in, focusing on women specifically. It is an attempt to bring to light the plight of women of our nation and address their issues for a brighter future.
Marriage is considered to be a sacred bond between the husband and wife. Marriage as an institution brings a societal order and stability. One of the essentials to marriage is the consent of the parties. When the consent of either party or both parties to the marriage is obtained forcefully, the marriage becomes void, and such a union is called a forced marriage. Forced marriage is a human rights violation and has been held to be illegal across the world. There are specific laws that protect the parties to marriage from a forced marriage.
This article deals with a very horrifying side effect of the lockdown due to the Coronavirus. While there have been social and economic changes, parallel to this, there is an upward trend of violence against women which is deeply disturbing. We urge these women to pick up the phone, dial the authorities, call the police but just don’t suffer in silence. Make sure to report such cases.
The article discusses the change in dimension of the crime in the present times with an increase in cybercrimes and decreases in traditional crimes like chain snatching, mugging etc.