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Rising crime against women in political and personal sphere is a major cause of concern in contemporary Indian society. Discuss and enumerate steps taken by government to address them.

Topic:  Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism

1. Rising crime against women in political and personal sphere is a major cause of concern in contemporary Indian society. Discuss and enumerate steps taken by government to address them. (250 words)

Reference: NCERT – Indian society class XI

Why this question:

The question is from the static portions of GS paper I.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must provide specific government steps to curb violence against

Women at work and at home while bringing out the factors responsible for rising crime against them in both political and personal sphere.

Directive:

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:

Introduction:

Briefly provide evidence to given statement. Quote data from National Crime Records Bureau or recent incidents that support the context of the question.

Body:

Firstly bring out the grievances of women in contemporary Indian society.

Discuss and list down the factors responsible – social, cultural, economic etc.

Then move onto highlight the policies and programmes in place to protect women and the measures in this direction.

Conclusion:

Conclude by Suggesting reformative measures to prevent crime against women and need for a multi-pronged approach at all the levels of societal strata to overcome the challenge.