The National Crimes Records Bureau indicates that 24,923 rapes occured in India in 2012 (Crime in India 2012 Statistics). Even worse, as stated by the National Family Health Service and National Crime records Bureau, only 5.8% of rapes not committed by a husband are reported to the police, and just 0.6% of rapes perpetrated by a husband are (S., Rukmini). This absurd number is a result of Indian women being pressured to hold tragic events they endured. When one cannot even tell the truth, their opportunities are highly scarce. On another note, even if women work at home in India, they have no control over their earnings.
ISSUES OF THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY IN INDIA India is a country full of diversity, where people belonging to various cultures, ethnic groups, languages and religions are accommodated. However, when it comes to the transgender community, India falls a little short in accommodating them. This article is going to delve into the perspectives of the transgender community in India, how they feel about their identity and the treatment meted out to them in the Indian public sphere. To understand the plight of the transgender, first, we need to know who they actually are. A transgender is an individual whose gender identity or gender expression is different from his/her assigned sex.
Post 2001, however, according to Census of India, the Indian gender ratio has shown considerable improvements. It has gone up from 933 in 2001 to 940 in 2011. Despite the commendable improvement in the last 10 years, there are still states where the gender ratio is low and is a cause for concern. According to a study conducted by the National Commission for Women, Haryana has the lowest gender ratio in India and the figures show a number of 877 females to that of 1000 males. There is also a significant difference in the number of women and men in rural India and urban India.
India is home to one billion people, a country rich in diversity. Hindu weddings are of the most common weddings being held in India, with customs varying depending on the geographical location. The level of involvement of the families around the whole wedding is so profound that they typically decide the bride and groom. (Gullapali & Sagi, 2009) Until a few decades ago the bride and groom would be chosen by their families through word of mouth or marriage priests, but trends have changes in urban areas, with individuals having a better say in who they choose to marry. Arranged marriages are still the norm in parts of India outside urban areas (Gullapali & Sagi, 2009).
Gender discrimination in India has always been existed. The discrimination attitude between men and women have existed for generations and affected the lives of both genders. Although the Constitution of India does not grant any such party or difference. The world press on ‘Job discrimination at the work place’ reports that there is discrimination during the hiring process and definitely there is discrimination at work place too. India is high on discrimination while applying and at
Continuing plight of India’s Dalits Struggle for human rights is a struggle for life, liberty and enforcement of fundamental rights. In India the status of an individual is religiously determined by birth of a person in a caste. The basic structure of Indian society is based on a system of stratification which has been endorsed by religious practices and the societal practices. In India Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe account for about 25% of the total population in India which means that 1 out of every 4 people in India are Dalits (1.21 billion total population in India). Although untouchability had been formally abolished when the Indian Constitution had been enacted under Article 17.
According to article 14 – „The State shall not deny to any person equality before law or the equal protection of laws within the territory of India‟. And Article 15 states – „State shall not discriminate against any citizen on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth or any of them,. But today, it seems that there is a wide gulf between theory and practice. The women in India have always been considered subordinate to men. Though the articles contained in the constitution mandates equality and non – discrimination on the grounds of sex, women is always discriminated and dishonoured in Indian society.
According to annual report of the Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, all of the trappings of untouchability remain in rural India and rampant job discrimination occurs in India's cities and towns and approximately 18,000 caste-related discrimination cases filed annually with the Indian government are only a small fraction of the actual number. In 2014, total crime against SCs in which case
As per 2001 census, about 440 million individuals in India were below 18 years of age and constitutes 42% of total population. A total of 33098 cases of child sex abuse were recorded in India during 2011, when compared to 26694 reported in 2010. For every 155 minutes a child, less than 16 years is raped, for every 13th hour a child under 10 year is sexually abused. At any point of time, it is estimated by the Government that 40% of Indian children are susceptible to threats and like being homeless trafficking, drug abuse, forced labour. In India, every second, a child is being exposed to one or other form of sexual abuse and the child faces critical form of it.
Demographic Information Bangalore, India is the capital India State of Karnataka. Its population is about 8.42 Million. It is the third most populous city in India. The official language for Bangalore is Kannada, but Hindi and English is spoken throughout most of India. Eight 0ne percent of the population practice Hinduism and 14% practices Islam.