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.