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  1. Violence against women is rampant in India. Basically, the present attitude towards women streams from Hindu religious scriptures which refer to women in a contemptuous manner.The oldest Hindu scripture is the 'Vedas' which contains highly objectionable and condemnable passages concerning women. Taking cue from the 'Vedas' authors of subsequent religious scriptures referred to women in a still more contemptuous manner. 'Sati pratha' (custom of burning the widow with the body of her husband), 'Dasi Pratha' (keeping the slave girls), 'Niyog Pratha' (ancient Aryan custom of childless widow or women having sexual intercourse with a man other than husband to beget child), were among cruel customs responsible for the plight of the women, In addition to these cruel rituals, female infanticide was widespread throughout the country. Although the British passed criminal laws ro arrest these cruelties, even today in 21st century female infants are killed by mothers. There are villages where the girl child population is almost nil.