Poor state of woman in India
IN a recent report released by the “Thomson Reuters Foundation”, India has been put on the top for being the most dangerous countries for the women. The list was released by the World Index on its twitter handle. While on the index, India is followed by Afghanistan and Somalia. India was also placed on top list by this watchdog prior to 2018. The Reuters Foundation used different parameters to determine women’s safety including the overall risks women, specifically in the fields of healthcare, economic resources and discrimination, cultural, tribal, religious or customary practices, sexual violence and harassment and human trafficking. According to the assessment of the report that why India is ranked worst because violence against women in India has caused national and international outrage and protests since the 2012 gang rape and murder of a student on a bus in New Delhi. The report further highlights that “as India’s rape epidemic gets worst by the year, critics have pointed fingers at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government for not doing enough to protect women.”
India which claims itself as world’s largest democracy is having worst societal decline which is rarely broadcast on media. It’s not limited to melancholies for minorities living in India, forced acceptance of religion to them or deterioration of human rights in Kashmir but gender highlighted in based crimes are on the rise particularly against women in India. In year 2017, one of western media discovered that Indian police in Maharashtra found 19 aborted female foetuses near a hospital. They said its horrifying and female foeticide is happening at the scale of a genocide in India and it must be sorted out and those involved should be punished. In modern India, women are suffering in male-dominated society though India poses itself as one exemplary nation state. It is important to mention that contemporary India is witnessing repeat of two identical tendencies of the past, one of which is that society is massively becoming radicalised under influence of Hinduism. Another reason is due to growing male chauvinist trend for rape, women feel apprehensive and perilous. Rape is becoming one of fastest growing social evil in India. In their distress, not only local Indian women are suffering but foreigners, tourists and Hindu pilgrims from other countries also go through such ordeals. The life of working women in India is also not easier and they face ordeals not only at work place but while leaving their homes or offices and while travelling. The cases of harassment are reported in Indian armed forces also but women bear such injustices because of fear of dismissal from service. Even one of the Japanese ladies was raped by five men and another foreign tourist was burnt alive after rape by Indian men. Same incident happened with German and Irish female tourists.