A Study on Rising Amount of Fake Rape Cases in India


  • Ms. Asha Rani Rawat, Dr. Ashu Maharshi


The spectre of false allegations of rape also affected considerably the formulation and application
of the legal theory. In cases of sexual offences such as corroboration notice, preservation of the
domestic harassment immunity, fear of fake claims are used to excuse proof laws to seek to
manipulate police and prosecutors' decisions. Sir Matthew Hale's 17th century opinion that rape
"is a readily proven and impossible allegation to be defended by the guilty party and that rape
complainants, never so innocent, have been prominently portrayed in the judicial response to
rape. Many jurisdictions have reflected on how quickly a men can bring harassment accusations
and how challenging it is to dispute them. In comparison, the attorneys and the legal experts and
academics can use them easily. With the latest 2013 criminal law amendment in India, the
possibility of fake rape complaints under the excuse of one or other has increased. The fact is
evident from the review of court decisions released by the quick track courts in Delhi and news
reports in the media around the world. This increasing hazard, which can harm society's fabric
and abuse of law for different purposes, needs to be regulated early. It is perhaps shocking,
therefore, that although the problem of false allegations continues to be relevant in handling the
treatment of rape by the criminal court system, the credibility of facts surrounding the
prevalence of false allegations has not gained much consideration. The present study was
designed to contribute another credible estimate of the rate of false rape reporting by using
systematic methods to carefully examining a database of 136 cases identified by university
students in Delhi.


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2020-11-02 — Updated on 2020-11-06

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Ms. Asha Rani Rawat, Dr. Ashu Maharshi. (2020). A Study on Rising Amount of Fake Rape Cases in India. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 17(9), 9605-9611. Retrieved from https://www.archives.palarch.nl/index.php/jae/article/view/5923