An Outline On Increasing Online Gender Violence Against Women In India And The Role Of Cyber Security

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Adv. Ranjita Madiwale , Dr.Sona Kumar


The aim of this research paper is to study and analysis about the online gender violence in the form of various online crimes happening against Indian women in the cyber space after digital revolution in the form of access of internet and to find out the effective precautionary preventive measures to fight against this criminality.

According to the recent report presented by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), and the data of NCW online crimes against women in India is increasing day by day. Multiplicity of crimes has brought in its wake by the advancement in computer technology and internet and delivered ever-increasing opportunities and prospects for the criminals to harassed women in cyber space.

As per recent data India has more than 560 million internet users and ranks second in the world in terms of the number of people with internet access. It was also estimated that by 2023, there would be over 650 million or more than that internet users in the country. As per the data available 40 present internet users are women in India. Who are mostly using social media without any knowledge of safety and security rules and become easy prey to the hands of online criminals.

Growing Online-crime has thus become a reality in India which is difficult to detect, not often reported and even challenging to prove in spite of several provisions in legislations, efforts of government and judiciary. Thus it is the urgent need of the century to find the effective measure to cope up with this menace in the form of powerful and controlling cyber security.

Technology is considered as a two-edged sword that can be working for either for good or evil purposes. This paper proposes the good positive use of technology in the form of cyber security for elimination of evil purpose of technology which is online crimes against women in India.

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