New Delhi: There has been a demand to include the category of femicide in the Indian Penal Code. DMK MP Tamilachi Thangapandian emphasized this in the Lok Sabha of Parliament.
Regarding this, South Chennai Constituency Lok Sabha Member Tamilachi Thangapandian spoke today under Lok Sabha Rule No. 377: “Violence against women is not only an attack on their mind, body and soul. Rather, it is a false expression of male supremacy. Be it the strangulation of a woman or the burning of a 19-year-old girl like in Jharkhand, it is very wrong.
Such gruesome cases of gender-based violence come to light frequently. This type of violence, referred to as femicide, is largely avoided in the criminal justice system. Apart from that, it is not registered separately in the National Crime Records Bureau. The Indian Penal Code also does not contain a detailed definition of femicide.
They loosely refer to dowry-related deaths or in the context of family disputes. In relation to these issues, the UN It was only after the Council called for a global survey that the importance of the problem was recognised. Therefore, I request the government to initiate necessary steps to comprehensively include femicide in the Indian Penal Code and facilitate effective and reliable data collection,” he asserted.