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Senior Citizens Abuse in India (eBook)

And What to Do About It
Type: e-book
Genre: Social Science, Law
Language: English
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Even though traditional Indian culture promotes respect for senior citizens, their abuse has become a serious problem in India. In a study by AgeWell Foundation, it was reported that about 71% of the senior citizens have been harassed or humiliated by their own family members and relatives. Abuse may happen due to property or other reasons. Abuse can be physical, mental, emotional or other kinds such as denying food and medicines. In many cases, the senior citizens are dependent on, or living in close proximity of those who abuse them. A study by HelpAge India found that only 24% of the abused senior citizens were willing to report the abuse.

In this book, we look at some aspects of the abuse of senior citizens and some remedies, legal or otherwise, that senior citizens and their well wishers can use to fight such abuse. We also look at some organizations that are helping senior citizens.

About the Authors

Siva Prasad Bose is a retired electrical engineer and writer of introductory guidebooks on aspects of India law. He is currently retired after many years of service in Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited. He received his engineering degree from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and has a law degree from Meerut University, Meerut. His interests lie in the fields of family law, civil law, law of contracts, and any areas of law related to power electricity related issues.

Joy Bose is a software engineer and a data scientist by profession.

Book Details

Publisher: Self Published
Number of Pages: 97
Availability: Available for Download (e-book)

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