Steep rise in crime against women, law enforcers need to be sensitised: SC

Last Updated: Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 21:39

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said that there has been a phenomenal rise in the crime against women in society and it can be curbed only when the authorities are sensitised towards women’s problems.

The apex court strongly disapproved of a trial court order which had held that wife beating is a normal facet of married life and termed the judgement as "perverse."

"They show a mindset which needs change. There is a phenomenal rise in crime against women and protection granted to women by the Constitution and other laws can be meaningful only if those who are entrusted with the job of doing justice are sensitised towards women?s problems," a bench headed by Justice Aftab Alam said while referring to sessions court`s judgement.

"We are wary of passing comments against the subordinate courts because such comments tend to demoralise them. But, in this case, we will be failing in our duty if we ignore the insensitivity shown by learned sessions judge to a serious crime committed against a hapless woman," the bench said.


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First Published: Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 21:39

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