Topic: Women and associated issues, Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
1) As India celebrates its 73rd year of independence, do women continue their struggle to be free in India? Discuss in the context of public safety for women.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is based on the issue of public safety witnessed by the women in India.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the causes and consequences and the concerns of public safety that hinder growth and development of women in India.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Discuss struggle women have gone through in the country historically.
Discuss why to engage with the world and truly live their lives, Indian women want the rule of law to deliver safety.
What is public safety? Why is it necessary?
What are the consequences of lack of public safety? – Women are far more likely to experience verbal and physical harassment, stalking, molestation, assault, sexual assault and rape compared to men. While India has a high incidence of violence and sexual assault within the household, much of this plays out in public spaces.
Explain in what way safety factor often creates boundaries to women and shackles their freedom.
Conclude with solutions to address the problems.