8 Struggles Every Girl Have To Face In India

8 Struggles Every Girl Have To Face In India


A girl is a sister, daughter and a mother and in some parts, it is regarded as a Goddess too. But if we talk about India, here the condition of girls are worrisome. Forget about inter-caste or inter-religion marriage in some parts girls are considered as objects also. Stereotype thinking is present in many parts of India that girls are only made to do household work. Some are killed in the womb, some are not allowed to go to college, some get teased for their sexuality, and some are persecuted due to dowry.

What’s wrong?

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Dowry

I don’t know who has started this rule, but I know our generation is the only one who can end this practice. Girl gets beaten, and sometimes groom cancels the marriage if the bride’s family are unable to give a car to the groom.

It’s absolutely ridiculous, and it can only happen in our nation. The girl is leaving her house, and she has to give a car or huge cash to the groom’s family does this even makes sense?

 

Travelling

Travelling alone is the hardest thing for a girl to do in India. Whether the girl is travelling on a bus, train or auto they get sexually abused. This may not happen all over INDIA, but it occurs. If a girl is sitting alone in a bus and a guy enters, he will sit with her even if the bus has plenty of empty seats. He will sit with her only to abuse her, not because he wants to strike a decent conversation. That’s shambolic, isn’t it?

I can’t understand the mentality of pushing each other in public place. The action takes place usually on trains, buses and while standing in a queue and some cheap guys take advantage of this.

 

Education

Indian parents take care of their son more than that of the daughter, and this gap is right from birth. In, India many girls are not allowed to study and girls are not able to complete their schooling in some parts. While in other regions, girls aren’t allowed to study in college because their parents think it’s just a waste of money. Indian parents always believe the son is superior to a daughter. Only 2/3 of girls between the ages of 6 and 17 are sent to school, compared to 3/4 of boys of the same age. (Via).

 

Disrespecting Girls

Indian girls are now used to getting teased by a guy, but I still wonder when this will change. I think the biggest problem is the population gap between boys and girls. For some boys, girls are just an object to play with.  According to the National Crime Records Bureau 2013 annual report, 24,923 rape cases were reported across India in 2012, and now these stats are astonishing and hard to believe so it’s my request to all boys who are reading this make a pledge to respect girl because we are the only one who can change this. Every 7 minutes, crime is committed against women. Stats don’t lie.

 

Female Infanticide

In India, every parent wants a boy it’s the brutal truth. If a boy is born in the family, the jubilant parents will jump in the air and celebration will be loud; but if a girl is born parents will remain as calm as a cucumber. Desired to have a baby boy is the mentality of every Indian family and it hasn’t changed yet. Parents mainly do this so that their lineage can go on.

 

Child Marriage

Child marriage is a human rights violation. Despite laws against it, the practice remains widespread, in part because of persistent poverty and gender inequality. In developing countries, one in every three girls is married before reaching age 18. Poverty is the primary cause of child marriage. It happens in the backwards areas of India.

 

Military Service

Women are not allowed to have combat roles in the armed forces. According to a study carried out on this issue, a recommendation was made that female officers should be excluded from induction in close combat arms, where chances of physical contact with the enemy are high.

 

Widows

A widow is a woman whose husband has died, while a widower is a man in that situation. They are forced to wear only white garments and shave their heads etc. They are treated poorly, hardly given proper food which makes their life worse than hell.


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