Aadil Bashir, Shabana Khurshid
Abstract: Despite the jocular connotations Eve teasing and Molestation is a serious issue now a days. Eve teasing is a euphemism used in India for sexual harassment or molestation of women by men. It is an action of perversion like touching, rubbing, groping, teasing, staring, pinching, slapping, display of private parts and even pornographic material. Many acts can be added to this compendium. It has also been defined as crime committed against women everyday but the criminals are not punished and continue violating a womens privacy assuming they have a right to do so. It is an offence every women faces in her life and not just once and ignores the offence and accept it as a price she has to pay for being a women. Further the making of unwanted sexual remarks or advances by a man to a woman in a public place. Sexual abuse or molestation is the forcing of undesired sexual behavior by one person upon another. When the force is immediate, of short duration, or infrequent.societys attitude towards this particular violence against women has been dismal. According to constitution of India, women are legal and prominent citizens of the country and have equal rights when compared to men.Due to lack of credence from the male dominant society, women suffer immensely. Many cases of eve teasing and molestation have been reported in Kashmir. In the present research paper an attempt has been made to understand the factors of the problem through an empirical study.
Keywords: Women, Crime, Law, Eve teasing, Molestation