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Two days online National Conference on “Women and the Law”

Mar 04, 2022

The National Conference was organized by the SOL, RNBGU on the topic “Women and the Law.  This National Conference was one such attempt of creating a simulated atmosphere for the future lawyers and judicial officers. The objective, in fact, was to allow the Law Scholars to delve into cutting edge research, presenting groundbreaking arguments and contributing to the development of jurisprudence in concerned areas of law. It is a chance for good contributions on the subject to be published in a book form. Women plays varied role in society such as grandmother, a mother, a wife, a sister, a girl- overall the important key or a safeguard of a family. Women are one of the pillars of the society and it would be very difficult to imagine a society without the presence of women. Every woman has a right to live, and right to live with dignity and freely express herself. In the present times, various crimes against women are prevalent in India, including be it domestic violence, cruelty, desertion, or stalking, rape, harassment, extortion or other crimes. Though we have laws protecting women in India yet, the women both in Urban and Rural India face constant threats both online and offline and continue to face discrimination or other unfair acts and crimes whether at home or at their workplace.

In this National Conference, there were four working sessions: First Working session was about Crimes against women which were further divided within sub-heads like Cybercrimes, Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment, etc. Second session were about legal reforms to curb women crimes, where on the second day of the conference, there were further two sessions: - one was about law relating to welfare of women in India and the other was about women empowerment in India.

 It was honoured that Prof. Satish C Shastri accepted our request to be a chief guest of the conference. Prof (Dr.) G S Karkara Dean, SOL and Research welcomed him. Prof Satish C Shastri, An environmentalist and awarded by George Parkins Marsh Scholar, USA. He acknowledged us about the women situation in the society. He express his views on women empowerment and said that we need strict implementations of the law in the society. He started his speech with the quote –“ Yatra Nariyaste poojynte ramnte tatra devta”.

Working Session -1- Crimes against Women

 

The first session of the conference chaired by Prof. K B Asthana sir , Dean Maharishi Arvind , SOL. He gives his views on society’s position where we are having legislation to protect the Women rights but not having a strict implementation for it. He stated that we need strict laws to protect rights of Women and for their empowerment.

Mr. Man Sing, Assistant Professor , Mr. Vishal Choudhary , Research Scholar , Gurunank Dev University , Pawas Singh, Student, CNLU , Patna , P V Mirandra Kumar, Student , Reva University , Dr. Vatsla Sharma, Assistant Professor , BBDU,  Lucknow, Chavi Jain, research Scholar, KUK University , Jatin patil,Student, School of Law , NMIMS Hyderabad, janvi Johar, Student , Amity University , Noida , Ms. Maneep kaur, Assistant Professor, MMDU Mullana, Dr Indu Bharti Jain,Assistant professor, MMDU Mullana  University, Monika  punia , Alisha Verma, Assistant Professor , Manipal University ,  Priya Karmakar, Lecturer, King stone Law Collage, Ms. Srinidhi, Student , KSLU.S Law School, Ms. Mandakini kapoor, Research Scholar, CCS Unversity, Jasmin banu Khan,Research Scholar, LPU, Teja Vishnu Simha, Student,Reva University Presented their research papers on their respective topics .

Mr. Man Singh emphasized his viewed on cybercrimes against women. He explained how technology developing every day, crimes against women is also increasing simultaneously. People in cyber world making fake Id and abusing women. Police is also not able to track these kinds of people because they are using cyber cafes. Mr. Vishal Chaudhary gave his views that the increasing use of computers in society, cybercrime has become a major issue. The advancement of technology has made man dependent on internet for all his needs. Internet has given man access to everything while sitting at one place. Social networking, online shopping, online studying, online jobs, every possible things that Man can think of can be done through the medium of internet. Dr. Vatsla Sharma explained what is cybercrime? Cybercrime is a broad term that is used to define criminal activity in which computers or computer networks are a tool, a target, or a place of criminal activity and include everything from electronic wracking to denial of service attacks. It is a general term that covers crimes like phishing, Credit card frauds, bank robbery, illegal downloading, industrial espionage, child pornography, kidnapping children via chat rooms, scams, cyber terrorism, creation and or distribution of viruses, spam and so on. Monika  Punia included that It also covers traditional crimes in which computers or networks are used to enable the illicit activity. Cybercrime is increasing day by day; nowadays it has become a new fashion to earn money by fraud calls or to take revenge through hacking other accounts.          

Working Session 2- Legal Reforms to curb Women Crimes                                                          

The chairperson of this session was Prof (Dr.) Vibha Sharma, Principal, Government Law collage, Ajmer. She talked on the topic legal reforms to curb women crimes. She discussed about the application of the existing laws for all the crimes harmoniously poses several challenges as there is a conflicting provision that does not deal exactly with crime or punishment. She also focused on the Gender Neutral domestic violence and killing of female fetus legislation on violence against women the scourge of violence is on the increase. She has also compiled this guide in order to help unionists in our struggle for gender equality.

In this session, several participants have presented their paper. Mrs. SP Vidyassri Assistant professor Reva University Bangalore,  Ms. Srinidhi, Dr Rangaswamy Assistant Professor ,KSLU'S Law School, Dr. Rohit Kumar Assistant professor  IIMT Group of college Noida, Ms. Mandakini kapoor  Research Scholar CCS University Delhi,  Jesmin Banu Khan  Student Lovely professonal University Punjab, Ayesha Gupta Student  GGSIPU University, Teja Vishnu Sinha Student   Reva University, Anand kambale Student ,Sinhgad Law Collage Pune, Priyanka Sharma Student  Reva University,Vaibhav Vikaram  Co- Author Hema Rai Research Scholar, Assistant  Professor IIMT College of Law, Noida, Mehak Goswami Student Amity University, Noida P V Mirandra Kumar Student  Reva University Ms. Rucha Madhav  pathak Student Bharti Vidyapeeth New law College.

The various Speakers talked about promoting access to and functioning of criminal justice remedies to violence against women in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic through policy and operational advice and public advocacy. They also talk about the Building capacity for the collection and analysis of relevant data on crimes involving gender-based violence, including victimization surveys and data collected by police, prosecution services or the judiciary Conducting assessments of national laws, policies and strategies, as well as their implementation by the different parts of the criminal justice system by this they also concluded the Closing legal loopholes and eliminating discriminatory rules and procedures, by providing legislative assistance and legal advice to review legislation based on international standards. Enhancing victim-centered responses to gender-based violence against women by developing and conducting capacity-building programmes for police, prosecutors, judges and other criminal justice professionals.

Working Session 3- Law Relating to Welfare of Women in India

The chairperson of this session was Prof. Komal Audichya, Dean, School of Law, SRM University, Noida. She graced with her kind words. She shared her views on laws relating to welfare of the women. Various legislation has been passed by the parliament for the welfare of women. Welfare of women means ensuring different provisions of training, employment and income generation activities for them with both forward and backward linkages with the ultimate objective of making all women economically independent and self-reliant. She also talked about the objectives of provisions related to women welfare. Welfare of women can be possible by the very basic and necessary acts of providing them education. Then comes the other way of creating awareness of different laws and rights available to them. Awareness can be created by organizing camps in rural areas.

Some of the participants from various organizations of all over India have presented their paper: -  Dr. Surendra Yadav, Co-Author Dr Sanket Yadav Professor and Assistant Professor MMDU Mullana, Army Insitute of law Mohali, Prof Dr. Reetika Bansal , Puja Jaiswal Professor and Assistant Professor Reva University, Mrs. Minakashi Kumawat Assistant Professor Government  pg collage, Bikaner, Ms.  prerana ganiger, Dr Rangaswamy D  Assistant Professor Research Scholar, KSLU.S Law School, Dr. Simmi Virk Associate  Professor Galgotia University,  Vandana Tiwari  Assistant Professor IIMT College of Law, Noida Ms. Navneet Kaur Research Scholar Shri Guru Granth Sahib World University,  Anusha M. J Student Reva University Shivani Singh Student Banasthali Vidyapeeth Bhavini Sharma Student Christ University Sushmitha K Student Reva University Nidhi Mehta Student Christ University Chinki Verma Assistant Professor IIMT College of Law, Noida, Aditi Ashok Joshi N S Soti Law Collage, Sangli

They talked about Gender equality in society in wherein both women and men enjoy the same opportunities, rights and obligations in different spheres of life. Equality in decision making, economic and social freedom, equal access to education and right to practice an occupation of one’s choice.In order to promote gender equality, we need to the empowerment of women, and concentrate on areas which are most crucial to her well-being. Women’s empowerment, economic, social, political, is vital to growth of any nation and to protect and nurture human rights. Under this law, the state also recognizes the need to protect the family and its members particularly women and children, from violence and threats to their personal safety and security.

Working Session 4- Women Empowerment in India

The chairperson of this session was Prof (Dr.) GS Karkara, Dean, School of law RNB Global University, Bikaner.  Prof. (Dr.) GS Karkara spoke on ?Women play an important role in society and the whole family is dependent on women for its daily activities. They play the role of mother, wife, homemaker, cook, teacher, friend, Nurse all at the same time while catering to every body’s needs. One of the major hindrances in the growth and advancement of women is gender inequality. This means that we treat males and females unequally even for the same task. This is generally in the case of rural societies. A male child is always encouraged by family to go to school, while the female child is told to learn household work. Women empowerment will be achieved when gender inequality will be eliminated. We need to give equal opportunities to women for equal pay, equal respect as equal to men. We look forward to such a nation.

Some of the participants have presented their paper in this session- Dr Monika Jain Senior Advocate (Delhi), Kishan Lal Kumhar Assistant Professor Government  pg collage, Bikaner, Shailendra Singh Rana Assistant Professor Amity University, Lucknow Swati Beniwal Assistant Professor Manipal University jaipur, Dr. Shivshankar Vyas Assistant Professor Government  pg collage, Bikaner, Dr Anjay Kumar Assistant Professor University of Delhi, Purvish Jitendra Malkan, Co- Author Parag  Agrawal Research Scholar, CEO&Founder G.D Goneka University, Belayet Mazumder Senior research fellow  Dept. of law (AUS), Soniya Asija Research Scholar Punjab University, Sameera Khan Research Scholar Aligarh Muslim University, 

They discuss about the Women empowerment refers to making women powerful to make them capable of deciding for themselves. Women have suffered a lot through the years at the hands of men. In earlier centuries, they were treated as almost non-existent. As if all the rights belonged to men even something as basic as voting. As the times evolved, women realized their power. There on began the revolution for women empowerment. In India, women empowerment is needed more than ever. India is amongst the countries which are not safe for women. There are various reasons for this. Firstly, women in India are in danger of honor killings. Their family thinks its right to take their lives if they bring shame to the reputation of their legacy. They also discussed about the domestic violence is a major problem in India. The men beat up their wife and abuse them as they think women are their property. More so, because women are afraid to speak up. Lastly they concluded that Women must be given equal opportunities in every field, irrespective of gender. Moreover, they must also be given equal pay. We can empower women by abolishing child marriage. Various programs must be held where they can be taught skills to fend for themselves in case they face financial crisis.

At the end of all the sessions of this National Conference a vote of thanks was offered by Ms. Tanaya Wageshwari.

 

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