Six years since the 2012 fatal assault that shook the entire nation and world, a lot has changed for laws that protect women. Take a look
New Delhi: In 2012, the nation simmered in anger as details of the gruesome assault on Nirbhaya emerged. Protests erupted as women all over the country united in solidarity to voice their refusal to accept sexual violence that had become a part and parcel of their daily lives.
On the anniversary of the gruesome incident, criminal psychologist and advocate Anuja Kapur shares how the Nirbhaya case changed laws for women. "The areas that should have long before been covered by the law in order to protect women were proposed thereafter which still lack perfect implementation," she says.
From the Anti Rape Bill 2013 to capital punishment and Zero FIR, take a look at the changes that Nirbhaya brought in her wake.
However, she adds, "The implementations made are still not adequate as marital rape is still not covered by any law and the fast track courts have a backlog which no one is worried about. The number of sexual crimes against women is still on a rise which paints a sad picture of India, not afraid of the law. The laws still lack a wide coverage as the culprits are still making most of any small loopholes found in our law and order."
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