Violence against women in india is an issue rooted in societal norms and economic dependence. Though india have been freed back in 1947, women in rural as well as urban regions are still not independent. They reliability on men for every trivial task is a red patch on indias growth. Although female participation I social and political life has increased and laws have been amended ,india still has a long way to go. Although new laws have been implemented on women’s issue but these laws underline men’s advantage. Generalizations that ignore even one percent of the population leave more than ten million people out of the calculations. Nevertheless some numbers clearly indicate a large problem in Indian society’s attitude of women at the macro level.
According to the 2011 census the sex ratio between men and women indicates 940 women to a 1000 men which is a definite improvement over the 2001 census where the ratio was 933:1000.
Domestic violence even starts when a girl child is at door step when family members fail in acceptance of a girl. Haryana,Punjab,Rajasthan are the states facing maximum slaying of girl foeticide. In accordance to a survey, younger people said domestic violence as being less common in juxtapose to what elder people said. 71% of the people in india agreed that domestic violence increasing and being more common. It has become really imperitive to curb the sway over this violence the result of which is self- harm most of the times. According to World Health Organisation, 29% to 62% of women have experienced physical and sexual violene by an initimate partner. Irrespective of the husband being literated or with a good family background, irrespective of the mrriage being arranged or vice- versa. Women who undergo such conditions prefer remaining silent.They fear to resort to law because of implications such as social isolation. This is what society has to offer to them after all. Does not matter if the women is at fault or not,her reputation and family’s is sure to go down. Women is sure to become damsel in distress.
Dowry has always been the cause of domestic violence in rural and urban suburbs. Urban violence came up as a shock for the nation. People generally construed such violence being the result of no education and lack of social develpoment. Whereas the main criteria was exterminating women from holding higher posts in family and lopsided rights in family affairs. Alcohol consumption was another reason for such attribute. Drunk men thought of everything but non violence in return hampering their own family lives. Violence begins at home. Yes, obviously it does! And can be eradicated if women stop men to torture them, only if women become fearless and come forward to stop this shame.