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Victims of Rape: Victims of Gap of Justice?

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Author(s): Malek Shipchandler

Journal: The Lex-Warrier : Online Law Journal
ISSN 2319-8338

Volume: 4;
Issue: 3;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: VIctims of Rape | Punishment for Rape under Indian Penal Code

ABSTRACT
In light of the recent rape attack which occurred on a moving bus and shook the National Capital (or as the media calls it nowadays – the “Rape Capital”) of Delhi, this article seeks to address the following questions –What is the legal meaning of the word “rape” and the punitive measures provided to curb the same, particularly in the Indian scenario?Are these measures stringent and harsh enough to deter offenders?If not, what could be the possible measures/safeguards to ensure the security and freedom of women?
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