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    Censuring laws’ failure to stop social evils only is ineffective.

    Let’s begin with an explicit assertion and a highly pertinent question. There is hardly any doubt that it’s quite difficult to ascertain what leads to social evils in reality. What is the truest definition of social evils? Perhaps any reader has already started to consider that these two are meant to confound him/her only. But the reason is quite different – this is nothing save a desperate effort to reach or find out the basis of this reality, dampening and also mortifying the spirit of Indian culture for centuries, if not more. What leads to social evils in India is quite difficult to find out after so many centuries but certainly, they have hardly any relation to the religious scriptures.

    One of the most dominant and controversial social evils in the Indian scenario has been Sati. Even if this practice has been going on for centuries, it is not sanctioned by the Holy Vedas. On the contrary the Hindu holy scriptures are against it in certain instances. Or else, Raja Rammohan Roy would not have had the vigor to carry out the campaign against the same in the early Nineteenth century and emerge triumphant. Nevertheless, Sati does continue even in these days and the Indian legal scenario seems to be vulnerable to it.

    The situation is not limited to this. Dowry system and its rigorous practices giving rise to the death of newly married brides, Honor killing in India under the patronage of Khap Panchayats (becoming common increasingly) are also some social evils that are in full swing at the moment. Even if social activists and media are not leaving no stone unturned to put an end to all these, the governance and legal scenario are equally nervous.

    It would certainly be wrong to say that Indian legal system has failed completely. It has been witnessed to bring out legendary judgments like 498A (to stop marital persecutions) but the same is being misused to a large extent. This is also certainly a major social evil. Who can be penalized then? Problem remains with the people then. Hence, before changing the laws to stop social evils, people have to change. Are they ready?

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    well, social reforms kick-started in india back in 1815 with leaders like raja ram mohan roy, then annie besant, lala lajpat rai and the list goes on...
    they had critical issues to fight over. we are born in the 20th century and we still feel that india is suffering from social evils.
    in fact, people who were born and brought up in that era have seen what social evils were. still, today various initiatives are taken to cut down the remainign evils in the society but we must appreciate that the society we live in is far more easy to survice in as compared to what our ancestors faced.
    plz do not compare our country to already well developed nations. after all, Rome wasn't built in a day !!!

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    there are many social evils prevailing in india. though the ancient india had bound these evils to traditions but now that we are educated enough that we can rationalise the actions. but even now in remote parts of india these social evils like child marriage, dowry system, sati system etc still prevail and these should be checked by educating them and implementing stringent laws.

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    Sometimes government makes law in the benefit of people, but people do not obey it. It is then government’s responsibility to makes these laws work in rightful manner. Sati, Infanticide, Honor Killing and Dowry are social evils which are still prevailing in India, even when India is ready to enter the next time zone. Government should act in stricter manner with the implementation of these laws, and make people understand that if they will not abide by the law, they will pay the penalty. It seems that democracy is now building more complications and government should draw boundary somewhere.

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    Social evils norms of India are having strong root and it seems that even though now most of the Indians are well educated and marking their name across the world, these social evils are still clinging to everybody's life. Directly or indirectly, these evil social norms are barring on India's development. Though people are trying to move forward, but these social norms are chaining their movement. Laws are certainly there to mend it, but they are just like scarecrows which are actually unable to keep the fields clean.

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    though india has come up and people have broadened their ways of thinking, there are some people with orthodox ideologies living in the remote areas of india. honor killing is one of the biggest evil where a group of people kill ruthlessly their own just because of their orthodox thinking. just making laws against such evils wont work. government need to educate people and bring such laws into action

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    Social evils are still very much prevelant in India inspite of government making laws to prevent them. People in India are still very superstitious and this is another reason for the prevelance of social evils. Laws cannot alone override these social evils it is necessary to educate the people and replace the superstions with scientific analysis.

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    Social evils still persist in most part of the nation despite of the fact that there are laws enacted to curb these evils. Dowry is one of the most long persistent social evil and it has been observed that despite of the Dowry Prohibition Act, people still take and give dowry. There are quite a number of instances of dowry death and even injuries and the convicts still moves freely as the crime was not proved. There are many such social evils like honor killing, child marriage etc which can only be eradicated by educating the people and providing more and more awareness.

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    Many rituals that were made with good will during ancient times, has taken the form of social evil today. This for the wrong interpretation of rituals by our ancestors. However, many reforms have been made and many social evils have been uprooted from the society but there are still some social evils that prevail in the country. Although laws are being made to uproot these evils, yet they have not been able to remove it. Definitely the Indian Judiciary has failed to enforce the enacted laws and uproot it totally from the society.

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    So many years have passed of India's independence, still social evils like dowry, domestic violence, child marriage, female foeticide, honor killing etc prevails in India. Although laws are made in order to eradicate these social evils, our laws lack proper implementation as well as interpretation. Indian laws needs to be made more stringent in order to remove social evils from our society.

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