Sexual Offence against Women and Children in Indian Society

  • Nidhi Gausai and Pooja
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  • Nidhi Gausai

    Student at Galgotias University, India

  • Pooja

    Student at Galgotias University, India

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Sexual offences are a broad range of Sexual Behavior that makes the victim feel uncomfortable, threatened and embarrassed. The sexual offence includes rape, sexual harassment, being made of pornographic photos, Sexual assault, Rape with children, Sexual communication with children and abuse for sexual activity. Through this research paper, the researcher wants to present the sexual offences which are committed against women and children in society. There are many Acts and laws which are enacted by the government for the protection of women and children. (The Protection Of Children From Sexual Offences ACT 2012) Amended by (The protection of children from sexual offences bill 2019) According to this bill those who commit a penetrative sexual assault with children below 16 years would be punishable up to 20 years imprisonment and fine both. Section 375 - 377 of the Indian Penal Code describes punishment related to sexual offences. Section 354A of IPC describes the punishment for Sexual Harassment Even after enacting these acts by legislation sexual offences is committed on a large scale in society. The condition of women and children are pathetic in society. In this research, the paper researcher wants to examine the reason and mentality of the person who was committing the sexual offence.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 2, Page 74 - 84


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