Crimes against Women in Digital Space – In Reference to India

  • Gourish Goyal and Srinidhi Boora
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  • Gourish Goyal

    Student at ICFAI Law School, Hyderabad, India

  • Srinidhi Boora

    Student at ICFAI Law School, Hyderabad, India

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Abstract

Cybercrimes are at hike and women have been drastically victimized in cyberspace. People explore themselves using the internet; they can communicate virtually, anytime, anywhere and with anyone across the world. Most women are unaware of the threats they may face in cyberspace. Some Online users known as perpetrators take advantage of it and expose women by sending obscene emails and by creating the pornographic content without their consent. With the passage of time, many feminists fought against women violence for their empowerment in the society, but there is no end to their exploitation. The sexual offenders look for the victims on these social networking websites such as Instagram, Facebook and also on the job websites where people post their personal information for a better prospect. Due to lack of evidence and fear of defamation, identification of such cybercriminals or perpetrators becomes difficult. A call for modernization of the preventive, conventional setup and equipped police personnel with knowledge and skills for prevention and control of cyber crimes measures were taken by our Indian parliament. The present study highlights the cybercrimes against women in India and this paper also highlights the reasons behind the fact as why Indian women are victimized, how it’s impacting their social life by combating and curtailing cybercrime against women in India.

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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 2, Page 2088 - 2100

DOI: http://doi.one/10.1732/IJLMH.26468

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