Legal Provisions

Legal Provisions

To uphold the Constitutional mandate, the State has enacted various legislative measures intended to ensure equal rights, to counter social discrimination and various forms of violence and atrocities and to provide support services especially to working women. Although women may be victims of any of the crimes such as 'Murder', 'Robbery', 'Cheating' etc, the crimes, which are directed specifically against women, are characterized as 'Crime against Women'. These are broadly classified under two categories.

  • The Crimes Identified Under the Indian Penal Code (IPC)
  • The Crimes identified under the Special Laws (SLL)

The Crimes Identified Under the Indian Penal Code (IPC)

The Family Courts Act, 1954
The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955
The Hindu Succession Act, 1956
The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1976
The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976
The Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Act, 1979
The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1983
Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act, 1987
Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Detection Techniques, 1994
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