Prosecute False Rape Accusers
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“Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration initiated against one or more individuals without the consent of those individuals. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority or against a person who is incapable of valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, or below the legal age of consent.” – Source Wikipedia
Sounds legit, right? However, in reality, there are innumerable cases where men have been accused of “rape” by their former girlfriends, flings, one-night-stands. Most of these cases are filed by jealous women who want to seek revenge because the man moved on, or by women who are seeking monetary compensation.
There are instances where a false rape case is filed months, and even years after the break-up. Most of the times, the cops and the lawyers know that it is a fake rape case, but they still file the FIR because they have to maintain a certain protocol to protect women at any cost. Of course, it is great to have such “pro-women” laws in our country, but there are some vindictive women who misuse these laws to settle personal scores with their ex-lovers.
The rape law is such that a mere statement from a woman is enough to put the accused behind bars. The investigation is done at a later stage. Many women fabricate their FIR by saying things like “he verbally promised to marry me” and destroy or provide half evidence to make it a “long fight.”
In the meanwhile, these women openly rant about their intent or play the victim on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. They harass the family and the associates of the falsely accused.
Recent statistics show that “53.2% of the rape cases filed between April 2013 and July 2014 in the capital were found false” – Source, The Delhi Commission of Women (DCW).
Eventually, the accused of such false allegations gets acquitted, but after going through hell. The repercussions are not only on their career, family and social life, but also on their mental and financial state. Most of the times, men can’t fight back during or after the trials, as it can be seen as harassment which can prolong their case or send them back to jail.
These rape cases are not just affecting the opposite sex, but are also skewing up the crime rate of our country. It is possible that the disturbing rise in these false cases can lead to a point where people stop taking the real victims seriously. This beats the whole purpose of such a “pro-women” law. Women who misuse such laws are indirectly a huge threat to the other women of our country. Therefore, it is necessary to prosecute such women. The fear of going to jail will demotivate women from filing fake rape cases.
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