Misuse of Rape laws

  Jun 21, 2022

Misuse of Rape laws

Q What is the context  ?

A Retired Supreme Court judge Justice BN Srikrishna has said that there is a blatant misuse of rape laws in the country.

Q What did Justice BN Srikrishna say?

Q What are various laws for the protection of women ?

  1. Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
  2. Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961
  3. Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986
  4. Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
  5. Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006

Q What is an alleged rape case ?

Q What are Issues with such alleged rape cases ?

Q What are Various sexual crimes in India ?

Q What are various initiative to protect women ?

A The Government has taken a number of initiatives for the safety of women and girls, which are given below:

Q What can be the Way ahead ?