Battered Woman Syndrome


Authors : Shivani Nishad

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 3 - March

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6366723

Battered Woman Syndrome is an example of mental and social indications found in women who have been living in an oppressive relationship for an extremely lengthy time span. It is a sub-classification of PostTraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and is showed as melancholy, uneasiness issues, low confidence, and regularly put women in danger of self-destruction or crime. Rather than ending this undesirable relationship with their victimizer, these women execute their victimizer to end the chain of abusive behaviour at home. Women come up short on the actual solidarity to battle their victimizers. So when the viciousness is at its pinnacle, these women slaughter their batterers in nonangry conditions however the courts actually convict them as killers. This article examines the disappointment of Indian Courts to recognize the way that mental attributes of women and men in cases like these are extraordinary and that women will not be needed to accommodate their mental qualities inside the ones relevant to men. The courts ought not to pass judgment on these women's activities dependent on the male experience. Besides, this article will likewise feature that as a women's activist model of statute Battered Woman Syndrome needs to look for legal acknowledgment in India and should be fused inside the Indian Criminal Framework as a safeguard for the vulnerable women. Ultimately, the article will close by proposing the approaches to incorporate BWS under the arrangements of Provocation, Private Defence, and Insanity.

Keywords : Battered Woman Syndrome, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Indian court, and Indian criminal framework.

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