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1) Women instinctively fear for their safety every time they step out of their homes in many parts of India, Critically examine whether they enjoy the most basic of rights of free movement, enshrined in the Constitution? What should be the way forward? (250 words)

Topic: women issues

1) Women instinctively fear for their safety every time they step out of their homes in many parts of India, Critically examine whether they enjoy the most basic of rights of free movement, enshrined in the Constitution? What should be the way forward? (250 words)

Hindustantimes

Why this question:

The article covers the story of the plight of women whose lives have drastically changed since becoming victims of snatching.

Key demand of the question:

Discuss in detail the factors responsible for such a plight of women in India , the issues associated with their public safety and what needs to be done to ensure their fundament rights of free movement are justifiably given to them.

Directive:

Critically examineWhen asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Explain in brief the issue of public safety associated with women.

Body:

Discuss first in what way in spite of various claims being made and voices being raised, the situation of women in India remains precarious with respect to public safety.

Explain the notions of “safety” and “freedom” of women in India, what are the associated flaws.

Discuss the role of state, stakeholders involved in assuring women public safety. 

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward as to what needs to be done to ensure women safety in public.