No matter, how much highly developed, we get in terms of technology, fashion and other attainments; keeping aside the success of reaching the moon,we Indians, are still paranoid with our notions. We keep a record of every decree on-paper, yet countless problems stay behind. This has slowed down the procedures to take all the benefits of the new rights and prospects. No wonder why the constitution of India stated,“women are a ‘weaker section’ of the population and therefore, need assistance to function as said equals”. We Indians only got the first part, but the latter?Actually, we don’t want to understand that….
We don’t want to assume beyond our customs, even if it’s disastrous.
We’re absolutely not antagonistic to the traditions and rituals, we’ve been following since our ancestors.Here,we’ll only throw some light on the roots, which created obstacles in female’s elevation.
- Our religious guidelines and expectations of “personal laws”, stipulated by every religion frequently, clash with our Indian Constitution. This eradicates the rights and supremacy of our females, which lawfully they must have.
- Regardless of these intersections in authenticity, the Indian government seemed succumbed to interfere in the personal laws of these religions.
- Hinduism taught to all the women, to be a devoted servant to God and their spouses as ‘pativrata’.
- Our Indian civilization is greatly formed of hierarchical systems inside relations and communities and into sex, age, ordinal position, caste, kinship relationships, lineage, occupations, wealth, and association to judging power in the society.
- After these hierarchies appeared, poverty-stricken girls have undergone the double collision of various atrocities.
- Females in India, since birth are reluctantly entitled as inferior or less in stature,whether its foodstuffs, playtime,attention, education, etc.
- Additionally, the rural meagre families of India do not contribute their girls from the family’s revenue and their assets.
- Due to the huge demands of Dowry in India, females are always conceptualized as a burden and exhausting responsibility, mainly by the people of rural sections.
- Indian families always have been administered under male’s dominance; this is known as ‘patriarchy or patrilineal system’ ,which has taken away all the rights from females.
- Labelled as lower than males, girls are not admitted to schools and so, are not become fully aware about their legal rights.
These are some of the main roots which have been an obstruction in the elevation of the females of our country. However, the efforts of our activists and scholars augmented in abolishing sati pratha,child-marriage, harming widows, encouraging female’s education, get hold of legal rights, to possess property, etc. Indian women, till date, are lagging behind in politics,communal awards, franchise and justice, etc. Still, our societal and cultural policies have failed to respect the principles of fundamental human rights, along with democracy.