Critical Analysis of Development of Rape Laws in India: From the Social Transformation Perspective
15 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2014 Last revised: 7 Aug 2014
Date Written: February 27, 2014
Rape, the most heinous crime is still occurring in our society. Even after the Delhi gang Rape case so many protests took place; a new law has been passed but still the situation has not changed a bit. Recently a Mumbai based photo journalist was raped. When some journalists from a well-known paper house went to take interview in her locality; they got to know that nobody from the survivor apartment aware that the girl is from their locality. So the question arises why still now the survivor of the rape feels ashamed and prefers to be silent. This is one of the main reasons that most of the rape victim does not file an FIR. They think if society got to know about this her reputation will be ruined and rest of her life will be hell. That is the reasons why the crime like rape is still happening in our so-called modern society. In this project I will try to analysis development of rape laws from the social transformation perspective.
For this purpose I have divided this paper into six chapters. Chapter 1 consisted of introduction, statement of problems and research questions and literature review. Chapter 2 deals with the definition and the types of rape. In chapter 3 I made an analytical study on rape law in India. In chapter 4 I made an analysis on development of rape laws in India and social transformation. I have also analyzed the criminal law (amendment) act, 2013 in chapter 5. I made conclusion in the last chapter.
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