International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Law | India | Volume 9 Issue 9, September 2020


Sexual Offences and Laws

Hemendra Sharma | Dr. Komal Audichya


Abstract: Sexual offences are such offences that causes irreparable loss to the victim. However there are several offences against human body under criminal law like loot, assault, kidnapping, Hurt, Confinement, Wrongful restraint, force, assault etc. but none of them cause so much pain and loss as the sexual offences cause. This is the reason why sexual offences are made stricter time to time by several amendments. Since the evolution of law, it has undergone several changes. The law has been made stricter and wider in scope. Similarly, there has been major amendments in criminal law regarding sexual offences has been made stricter. There have several enactments also been passed by the parliament ensuring several provisions for vulnerable sections of the society like children. Apart from the children, women have also given protection at workplace by a separate legislation to ensure their protection form sexual harassment at workplace. However there are provisions given under Indian Penal Code, 1860 regarding sexual harassment with woman, In case of multiple law dealing with the same matter, the provision of the law with stringent provisions are applied generally (rule regarding such application is given under the act).


Keywords: Sexual offences, Definition, Amendments in laws, Punishment


Edition: Volume 9 Issue 9, September 2020,


Pages: 887 - 890


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