Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2015)
Cruelty against Women & Remedies available for it
Author(s): Prink Monga
Abstract: Crimes against women not only crimes, violation of fundamental rights also. One half of the world’s population constitutes women. Women play vital role in development of society. Cruelty against women is burning problem in India. Cruelty not only means physically cruelty, it also includes mentally, financially or emotionally. In India women are subjected to violence attacks i.e. feticide, infanticide, medical neglect, child marriage, rapes, prostitution, sexual harassment sexual abuse of girl child, forced marriages etc. However, rights have been provided to women for example under article 15(3) of Indian Constitution, section 498A I.P.C. and section 304B I.P.C. etc for prevention of cruelty.