Need and awareness of legal protection towards Girl-child in India (An Analytical View) focuses on sexual abuse of girl child and her sexual stimulation. Girl child sexual abuse is an offense wherein an adult commits sexual activity with a minor or exploits a minor for the purpose of sexual pleasure which is not acceptable in the society. This is an undisputed fact that in all civil society children are being treated as the treasure of the future therefore, our society has obligation to save its future which is in form of the children. Every country or society has in-acted various laws in order to provide safeguard to the children for their life, dignity, respect, and protection. However, all the children are to be protected from any kind of sexual abuses but so far as the girl children are concerned; due to some physical reasons they require special protection and law.
India is having almost one-fifth part of the total children in the world. Over 43 crore children are from the age group of up to 18 years, and 16 crore children are from the age group of up to 6 years. The offences against the Girl child are a continuous process, it is happening in every minute. In India, one girl child out of five, who is under fifteen years of age, physically and mentally molested. The Book elaborately analyses various critical legal issues to girl child abuse and the judicial response in each case as exhibited through the decisions of thehigher judiciary with a focus on the decisions of the Supreme Court of India. This book covers how a detailed research was conducted through the well-structured questionnaire to cover the interpretation and collect the data and information relating to different strata(Girl Child and her mother, People in general, Advocates, NGO’s and Orphanage) and presentation of their analytical view.
This book will prove to be an indispensable aid for students, teachers, researchers, academicians, members of bar and Judiciary, Girl Child Rights Groups, and for anyone interested in the issues related to the legal protection of Girl child.