The (not-so) protectionist Criminal Procedure Code of 1973

Choudhary, Tanisha (2021) The (not-so) protectionist Criminal Procedure Code of 1973. International Journal of Law and Policy Review, 10 (1). pp. 142-151. ISSN 22783156

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Women have always been treated as inferior to men and the law has implicitly played a vital role in the manifestation and enforcement of this inferiority. This creates a lacuna in the law- one that is generally overlooked. In this paper, the author begins by attempting to identify the roots of this inequality. They then try to highlight the loopholes that exist in the law and can be used to the misuse and advantage of women. It is an attempt to move away from the general conception that laws are meant for the benefit of women, and to highlight the inherently patriarchal nature of the state. Lastly, the author concludes with a discussion on Article 15, its misinterpretation, and its original aims.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Women | Patriarchy | Criminal Procedure Code | Constitutional Law | Phallocentrism | Article 15
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2022 11:15
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2022 11:18
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