Judicial Pronouncement on Women Crime Victims in India: A Critical Study
Keywords:Discrimination, Bias, Prejudice women faced in the society
In India the Constitution makers were aware of the discrimination women faced in the society. Preamble is the soul of the Constitution it provides equality of status and opportunities to women. Judiciary reflected it’s mind through judgment. In series of judgments Judiciary have categorically stated there is discrimination prevailing and the women are facing bias and prejudice in the society. Supreme Court of India struck down the discriminatory policies and attitude of society in the series of judgments and also directed the legislature to form laws to protect women. It is the Vishakha guidelines which led to The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. Supreme Court states it is the duty of the government to protect the life and dignity No individual or group has the right to interfere in a consensual and legal relationship between two adults the court opined in Nitish Katara Case. The Central government stated before the court it was consulting with states to draft a law against honour killings.
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