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2)Discuss the problems faced by women prisoners in India. Do you think they should be given more compassionate treatment than the male prisoners.(250 words)

Topic:Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

2)Discuss the problems faced by women prisoners in India. Do you think they should be given more compassionate treatment than the male prisoners.(250 words)

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Why this question

Women related issues are very important from the exam as well as humanitarian point of view. The issue was recently highlighted by a report of 46 children being in jail for no fault of theirs. The issue is related to GS 1 syllabus under the following heading-

Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

key demand of the question.

The question wants us to simply highlight the problems faced by women prisoners in India. It then wants us to present our opinion on the issue- whether they should be given more compassionate treatment than the male prisoners. We have to justify our opinion.

Directive word

Discuss- we have to write in detail about all the issues faced by women prisoners in India.

Do you think- It demands our opinion on the issue along with necessary justifications.

Structure of the answer

Introduction– mention the data about women prisoners in India. E.g India’s women prisoner population has ballooned 61% over the past 15 years, far outstripping the male growth rate of 33%.

Body-

  • Discuss the problems faced by women prisoners in India.

E.g overcrowding and lack of separate jails, lack of hygiene, healthcare, psychological help, majority are women who have been subjected to some crime earlier, petty offences dominate, lack of support for their children, shortage of women wardens, superintendents, assistant superintendents, doctors, and counsellors,  sexual and physical violence etc.

  1. Discuss in points why or why not women should be given more compassionate treatment than their counterparts. It would be easy to gather points if you agree with the idea and that seems logical and compassionate also.

Conclusion– Form a concise, fair and a balanced opinion, such that the law is also respected but the dignity and the rights of the women prisoners are also upheld.