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Dalit women are more vulnerable to violence in our country due to Systematic and structural discrimination; In this backdrop explain why India’s Dalit women are vulnerable to sexual violence? Also critically examine role of Indian judicial system in protecting these survivors.

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

2. Dalit women are more vulnerable to violence in our country due to Systematic and structural discrimination; In this backdrop explain why India’s Dalit women are vulnerable to sexual violence? Also critically examine role of Indian judicial system in protecting these survivors. (250 words)

Reference:  The Hindu

Why the question:

The article brings to us insights on recognising caste-based violence against women.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss the issue of caste-based violence against women in the country while explaining the key role that the Indian judicial system must play in protecting these survivors.

Directive:

Critically examine – When 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 judgment.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with recent incidences justifying the case in question; the horror of the gang rape of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras in 2020.

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

Firstly discuss why Dalit women are more vulnerable to violence; culture of impunity – Dalit, also known as the “untouchables” in India, languish at the bottom of the South Asian country’s caste hierarchy. Dalit women, who make up 16% of India’s female population, face higher risks of gender and caste-based violence and are often exposed to widespread sexual violence. Dalit women are more vulnerable to violence is because they make up the majority of India’s landless laborers and scavengers, and a significant percentage of them are forced into prostitution or sold into brothels.

For this reason, Dalit women are more likely to come into contact with landlords and enforcement agencies, which can then easily exploit and abuse them with impunity. law and order systems are not accessible. Etc.

Then, critically examine role of Indian judicial system in protecting these survivors.

Conclusion:

Take hints from the article and suggest way forward.

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