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"Mission Shakti" in Uttar Pradesh

  • Dr. Sarika Krishna
  • 11, Jan 2021
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"Mission Shakti in Uttar Pradesh and some legal provision in India. "

Uttar Pradesh Government has launched a programme for the period of the "Shardiya Navartra to Bansant Navratra" named Mission Shakti .  Objective of Mission Shakti is to secure the dignity, safety and empowerment of women in the state.  The reason to initiate Mission Shakti  programme was the incident happened in one of the district  "Balrampur". Firstly Mission Shakti programme is absolutely targeted to address the various issue of the women; related to their rights, legal provisions and make them aware about the government schemes and make them realize that they have equal rights to have a safe and secured life in the society. Secondly most important objective of the Mission Shakti is to reduce crime against women and to punish all those who are culprits and responsible for adversity of women in the state.

Mission Shakti in Uttar Pradesh :

The safe society for women can uplift the whole condition and development of the state. Mission Shakti is aim to spread the information regarding the various services like Pink Booth oriented to women security, 1090 women power helpline, 181 women helpline etc.

The need for sensitizing about gender, gender equality, discrimination and violence against women at various place make us realize that after being so much aware about all the global phenomena related to human rights. We still stuck in the biological changes of a human body, we are not accepting a Human as Human, we are treating to each other on behalf of their socially constructed image, this mind set lead people to ignore the importance of a person irrespective of their natural identity. Another cause of crime against is Patriarchy and the mind set of controlling the femininity has it strong roots majorly in the rural area of the State and also in all over the Country. The prejudice mindset and lack of proper education is also responsible for the crime against women in the state.

The gender sensitivity is the process to reduce the barriers of personal-social-economical discrepancies on behalf of biological changes. It indicates towards the gender equality and reduces the gap of diverse roles between women and men. The increasing literacy ratio and various inclusive growth policies like PCPNDT Act 1994, Protection of women against Domestic Violence Act 2005, Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006 and Save Daughter Teach Daughter are some incredible programmes of Government for spreading the concept of gender equality in all over the country. Undoubtedly these have played a vigorous role in changing the thought of whole society which has also lead the path of many iconic women although, the list is too long but we would like to mention

Some of the unparalleled Fame of India :

  • Anandibai Gopal Rao Joshi was the first Indian female physician in the year 1887,
  • Roshini Sharma is the first Indian woman to ride a motorbike from Kanyakumari to Kashmir.
  • Shila Dawre was the first woman auto rickshaw driver in the year 1988.
  • AratiSaha became the first Indian and Asian woman to swim across English Channel in the year 1959. She also became the first female sportsperson to be awarded Padma Shri in 1960.
  • Anjali Gupta is the first female flying officer in the Indian Air Force. She used to work for the Aircraft Systems and Testing Establishment unit in Bangalore.
  • Indira Nooyi, Arunima Sinha, BarkhaDutt and Smriti Zubin Irani and many more - distinguished women have broken the glass of gender discrimination.

The increasing participation of women in the economic activities of the country and as a workforce in the National Income, there have been several legal laws and regulations for encouraging the women to think out of the box and join the places where they can grow their creativity and management ability on a par excellence level.

The Constitution of India“Equality Before Law Article 15, Equality of Opportunities Article 16, Equal Rights for adequate means of livelihood Article 39, and Humane Condition of work for maternity relief Article 42, and To renounce the practices derogatory to the dignity of women Article 51 (A) and One Third of Participation of Women in Panchayats and Municipality Article 243 (D) and (T)are completely based on the disseminating the importance of Gender Equality in our Nation.

Similarly, when we discuss about the recent year’s developments in the form of legal Acts for women on behalf of biological changes are as “Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (“POSH Act”). In the year 2013 promulgation of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 (“Criminal Law Amendment Act”) was also passed. The very first time recognized by the Supreme Court of India (“Supreme Court”) in its landmark judgment of Vishaka v. State of Rajasthan which is known as (“Vishaka Judgment”), Thus, all the rules can be successfully implemented by the help of preventing many offences against women at their workplace, the healthy social environment for women as well as for men, this wholistic approach can make our world more joyful and successful.

Author :  Dr.Sarika Krishna