The Supreme Court condemned Indian Army's discrimination against women officers on Thursday. The top court called medical fitness requirement for women to get Permanent Commission in the army is "arbitrary" and "irrational".
This statement was made while pronouncing verdict on petitions filed by around 80 women officers for permanent commission in the army.
SC begins to pronounce its verdict on a batch of petitions filed by women officers for permanent commission in Indian Army & Navy, seeking a direction that contempt proceedings be initiated against those who had allegedly failed in their duty to comply with SC's earlier judgement— ANI (@ANI) March 25, 2021
A two-judge SC bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah held that the Army's selective Annual Confidential Report (ACR) evaluation and said,
Structure of our society has been created by males for males. Some look harmless but it's a patriarchal reflection of our society. Adjustment and amendment of thoughts needed to create an equal society. It is not correct to say that women serve in the Army when the real picture is different. The superficial face of equality does not stand true to the principles enshrined in the Constitution.
SC remarks in judgemt on #PC for #WomeninArmy— Aneesha Mathur (@AneeshaMathur) March 25, 2021
Structure of society has been created by males for males.
Some look harmless but it's patriarchal reflection of society.
Adjustment and amendment of thoughts needed to create an equal society#SystemicDiscrimination @IndiaToday
Twitter praised Supreme Court's views regarding this petition.
These are the days when you fall into love with Justice Chandrachud and his choice of words— Sergeant. (NCC) Akash Anurag Jha (@AkashAnuragJha1) March 25, 2021
देर आए दुरुस्त आए।।।।।।— राहुल झा। (@Rkjha7033) March 25, 2021
The top court has directed the Army and Navy to consider the grant of the permanent commission for women officers within a month and allow it within two months after following the due process.